Video monitoring proposed to combat official corruption in Russia
MOSCOW, September 20 - RAPSI. Liberal Democratic Party of Russia leader and presidential candidate in the most recent round of elections Vladimir Zhirinovsky, proposed the video monitoring of officials at their place of work and even in their official cars to combat corruption.
He also proposed limiting official communication with the public to online services and applying the law on expenditure reports to a small number of state officials who are distributing resources and funds.
The Liberal Democratic Party leader, while speaking at a conference centering on the issue of corruption was being discussed, said that initially the law should be applied only to a limited number of officials rather than all five million.
"It would be very difficult to watch this huge number of people and the law would simply stall," Zhirinovsky said.
Zhirinovsky also proposed term limits of 10 years for public officials as an anticorruption measure. He added that it was necessary to establish electronic communication between the officials and the public, limiting this communication to electronic or traditional mail to avoid any personal contact and the opportunity for a bribe.
"I also propose video surveillance in an official's office. And it should be uninterrupted from the office to the exit and even video surveillance in the car," Zhirinovsky said.
He said electronic monitoring of an officials' circulation of documents, and a full ban against officials holding posts in state institutions or state corporations would be efficient ways to combat corruption.