The Federation Council ahead of schedule stopped powers of the Senator from Karachay-Cherkessia

MOSCOW, 27 Jan. The Federation Council at session on Wednesday ahead of schedule stopped powers of the Senator from Karachaevo-Circassia Vyacheslav Tree.

According to the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on rules Vadim Tulpanov, the Trees wrote a letter of resignation from the Federation Council at his own request.

“Vyacheslav Trees wrote the resignation at own will in December of last year,” he said at the meeting.

Trees represented in the Federation Council the Executive power of Karachay-Cherkessia since April 2011. His authority ended in March 2016.

At the meeting on Wednesday, the former Secretary General of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO) Dmitry Mezentsev began work in the Federation Council as a Senator from Sakhalin oblast, he received a certificate from the hands of the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.

As previously reported, the Chairman of Committee of Federation Council on regulations Tulips, powers Mezentseva began on December 31.

In September, the Sakhalin region Governor Oleg Kozhemyako appointed Mezentseva Senator from the region, in the decree of appointment stated that the decree shall enter into force on 31 December 2015, when the term expires Mezentsev on a post of the SCO Secretary General. Before Mezentsev continued to work in the headquarters of the SCO in Beijing.

Mezentsev has replaced on a post of the Senator Jeanne Ivanov, to represent the interests of the region in the Federation Council were nominated by the previous government of Sakhalin led by the infamous ex-Governor Alexander Horoshavina detained in March 2015 on charges of corruption. In January, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation confirmed the indictment Ivanova in the organization of evasion from payment of taxes.

Mezentsev was a Senator between 2002 and 2006. He was the head of the Federation Council Commission on information policy, from 2004 to 2009 he was Vice-speaker of the house, oversaw inter-parliamentary relations, science, education and culture, improvement of legislation in sphere of mass media and a number of other issues.