The Kremlin said Putin signed an unapproved state Duma under the law

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov

“In the Kremlin understand,” — told RBC press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, answering the question of why published on the website of the official Internet portal of legal information the version of the amendments to the law “On weapons” was different from that adopted by the state Duma. According to Peskov, later he can tell about the results.

As writes the edition Meduza, the contradictions in the documents drew the attention of the user nickname Veam portal Dirty.ru.

Of the two published versions it follows that the state Duma and the President approved various laws related to the establishment of Regardie. Adopted by the state Duma and the Federation Council approved the law differs from that signed by the President and officially published on the Official Internet portal of legal information and the website of the Kremlin.

The differences revealed in the law “On amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation and the annulment of certain legislative acts (provisions of legislative acts) of the Russian Federation in connection with adoption of the Federal law “About the army national guard of the Russian Federation”. This is one of the documents which the President submitted to the state Duma the package of bills on the national guard on April 6. This document contained, among other things, amendments to the law on weapons. The state Duma approved the document on 21 June along with the rest of the presidential package. The law entered into force upon signature by the President and published on 3 July.

Adopted by the state Duma to the law, permission to store a firearm self-defense, hunting, sporting, airguns should be issued to citizens of ten years, and signed by the President — five. This licence was previously in force prior to the adoption by the state Duma amendments to the law “On weapons” license is also issued for five years.

The President made the bill did not contain rules on gun licenses to citizens. The amendment to increase the term to 10 years was proposed for the second reading by the leaders of the Duma Committee on security Irina Yarovaya and Ernest Valeev recommended by the Committee for adoption and eventually adopted by Parliament. At the Committee meeting on 20 June around this issue, a discussion arose. The Committee rejected the amendment of the Chairman of Committee Alexander Khinshtein, in which he proposed to increase the term of license to possess firearms for the citizens even more, up to 15 years.

RBC led the audio recording of this meeting of the Committee. It is heard that Khinshtein, defending his amendment, referred to the letter of the state legal Department of the President, which recommended increase of up to 15 years. Spring said in response that “all relevant agencies” agreed to a period of 10 years. Khinshtein asked, sure it this Spring insisted that, Yes. For her version in the end, the Committee voted, and then the state Duma.

Tuesday evening Spring didn’t come to the phone.

The law under consideration to take the legislative amendments can only state Duma in the second and third readings. The Federation Council may either dismiss it and create a conciliation Commission with the lower house or to accept. The President can either sign the law or to “veto” his decision.

A similar collision happened in 2009. Then it was about the law concerning the rules of public procurement through electronic auctions. The state Duma adopted a law according to which the criteria for the selection of auctions and their number should determine the Ministry of economic development. But in the version, which was signed by Dmitry Medvedev, these powers were granted to the government. The sources of “Vedomosti” in the Kremlin then claimed that it happened due to a technical error at the stage of consideration by Parliament — as though it crept in when placing the text of the law in the Duma electronic database from which the document is sent for approval to the Federation Council and the President. Interlocutors claimed that the Duma adopted the version that was eventually signed by the President.