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Russian Election Candidates to Disclose Crypto Investments

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  • Russian politicians need to disclose the details of their crypto investments.
  • Laws on electing Russian President and State Duma Deputies.

A new bill considering Russian candidates running for election to declare their spending on crypto has striked State Duma. As per the draft, Russian politicians need to disclose the details of their crypto investments they make, in case the total goes beyond a certain amount.

Candidates to Provide Particulars About Their Cryptocurrency Dealings

The lower house of parliament, the Russian State Duma has adopted on first studying a draft law that will include the crypto purchase disclosures into Russia’s electoral legislation. Moreover, candidates who run for government positions will reveal the amounts they invested to get the digital financial assets.

More so, the bill which the government proposed, introduces necessary amendments preceding the adoption of the Law “On Digital Financial Assets and Digital Currency,” reported the business news agency. However, it will oblige election runners to share data regarding their crypto expenses, including those of their children and spouses.

Moreover, the rule applies when the combined amount of these investments goes beyond the total income received by a candidate. And also their household in the last three years. Meanwhile, Russian politicians also need to provide information revealing the source or multiple sources of the funds used to finance those transactions.

Laws on Electing Russian President and State Duma Deputies

The new piece of legislation includes two main federal acts – the Law “On Electing the President of the Russian Federation” and the Law “On Electing Deputies of the State Duma.”

Even more, the changes also concern laws explaining the fundamental rights of citizens of the Russian Federation that includes the right to participate in referendums, and also in other legislative acts.

In line with this, the updated regulations will come into action for the first election to happen to proceed with the adoption of the bill. Furthermore, in December, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order compelling government officials to disclose their cryptocurrency holdings.

As per the document, employees of the state administration are currently expected to submit detailed information about where they bought crypto assets and report their value by the end of June this year.

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