Russian lawmakers call for central bank probe

Russian lawmakers called on prosecutors Wednesday 6 April to investigate the theft of confidential information from the central bank's computer system.

The State Duma demanded an official inquiry by Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov into the theft, according to a statement from the Duma, Russia' lower house of parliament.

"I personally am overseeing the course of the investigation," central bank chairman Sergei Ignatiev was quoted by ITAR-Tass as telling a meeting of the Association of Russia