Anti-corruption & housing: themes of remaining Medvedev term

President Medvedev began the month by introducing legislation to ban those convicted of or prosecuted for crimes related to extremism from working with children. The draft law was submitted to the State Duma as the Federal Law On Amendments to Article 221 of the Federal Law On State Registration of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs and Articles 331 and 3511 of the Labour Code of the Russian Federation.

The new law will prohibit adults who have been convicted of felons from working with children and young people. The ban applies to employment in education and welfare of minors, employment in recreation activities, healthcare, social protection & social services, sport, culture and arts.

During the week the President also chaired a meeting of the Council for the Financial Market Development at the VTB Bank headquarters in the Moscow City Business Centre. The meeting discussed the current state of the financial markets and way to arrest corruption and improve the country’s investment climate.

President Medvedev pictured with employees of the Krasnodar LUKOIL Kubanenergo Thermal Power Station.

As a part of the anti-corruption theme Mr. Medvedev is touring key areas of Russia and this week the President’s trip to Russia’s Krasnodar Territory afforded Mr. Medvedev the opportunity to meet with United Russia party members in the Southern Federal District and to take part in the launch of the renovated Krasnodar Thermal Power Station operated by LUKOIL.

While in the Krasnodar region Mr. Medvedev was the guest of honour for the finals of the President's Cup rowing regatta.

At nearby Korenovsk, Mr Medvedev visited the 393rd Sebastopol military airbase and then toured a new residential area built for the servicemen and families of the Southern Military District.

At Korenovsk, Mr Medvedev visited the 393rd Sebastopol military airbase.

Mr. Medvedev will also focus on implementing needed reforms in the housing and utilities sector and raising the efficiency of the state purchasing system as it relates to housing and utilities.