After announcing a corruption inquiry against fellow party members, Natalia Poklonskaya is booted from her State Duma committee

Two days after Natalia Poklonskaya said her State Duma committee would review the income declarations of five fellow lawmakers, the parliament’s Regulations Committee has decided to strip her of that authority by merging her group with the Duma’s Ethics Committee. According to Olga Savastyanova, the chair of the Regulations Committee, this merger has been under discussion since the beginning of the year, and the new combined group will also gain the power to revoke deputies’ mandates before their terms are up.