Ostankino Interdistrict Prosecutor’s office conducted an audit of the activities of the TV channel «Rain» and made his leadership official representation in connection with identified violations of the legislation on regulatory legal acts on labour, labour protection and fire safety.
The text of the presentation posted on Thursday, December 17, on the official website of the Prosecutor’s office.
«During check in activity of the TV channel revealed not isolated facts of violations of the law in these areas that are not rough, actually not directly affect the rights and freedoms of citizens and shall be removed by the organization in the prescribed manner. Given the above, today, December 17, 2015 Ostankino Interdistrict Prosecutor has brought representation about elimination of these infringements of the law to the management of the TV channel», приводbт the words of the representative of the Agency website NEWSru.com.
The office reported that the investigation was conducted «in connection with arrived in bodies of Prosecutor’s office appeal on violations of the rights of citizens in activity of the TV channel «Rain», and noted that the progress of review is controlled by the Moscow Prosecutor’s office.
Earlier this month, the IRS asked the TV channel report on taxes and fees for three years starting from 2012. «Received a request from the tax. Of course, it is unpleasant when all the checks come at the same time, but tax audit is useful. Helps to correct errors that may occur in the work of accounting», – said the General Director of «Rain» Natalia Sindeeva, who published the received notification.
The document stated that the Federal tax service intends to hold at the channel exit check. In this case the control date was not specified.
Shortly before the TV station received the notice on carrying out of public Prosecutor’s check under the «law on combating extremism and terrorism, labor legislation, legislation on the licensing of LLC «TV Channel «Rain» on the basis of citizens ‘appeals».
News Agency TASS reported that the Prosecutor asked the leader of the party «Rodina» Alexey Zhuravlev, a state Duma Deputy, who relied on an Ruposters, according to which the channel received more than 1.8 million rubles for «creating inter-program commercials and their placement on air of TV channel» the Polytechnic Museum.
Zhuravlev had found the deal «dubious» and pointed out the lack of justification of spending of public funds. Check he requested on the cooperation of «Rain» with the holding company to sell cars «Rolf».
Many commentators link the Prosecutor’s verification on «the Rain» with a discussion of the scandal after the publication of data of investigations of the Fund of struggle against corruption, founded by Alexei Navalny, in which he said that Artem Chaika, the son of Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and resident of Switzerland, is in cahoots with criminal elements, with extremely profitable business and keeps their money in Swiss banks.
We will remind that TV channel «Rain» has experienced a massive review by the Supervisory authorities, trying to find sources of funding for broadcasting with the opposition rallies on Bolotnaya square and Sakharov Avenue in 2012.
In 2014, «Rain» came under a barrage of criticism due to incorrect wording of the survey, which was conducted to the anniversary of the siege of Leningrad. Amid the scandal emerged cable and satellite TV channels refused to cooperate with «the Rain», and the TV station lost about 80% of the audience.