MOSCOW, February 17. Representatives of the CPRF and “Fair Russia” has denied media reports that some members of these parties allegedly asked for support in the upcoming elections to the state Duma the project of Mikhail Khodorkovsky “Open elections”.
Previously, for example, the newspaper “Kommersant” reported with reference to the interlocutor in the project “Open elections” that allegedly support the education and campaigning in the elections in single-mandate constituencies “turned 11 United Russia party members, Communists, seven and six just Russia”. Also, according to the newspaper, applications were submitted by 25 members “Parnassus”, 22 members of Yabloko and a member of the National liberation movement (GCD), headed by state Duma Deputy Evgeny Fedorov (“United Russia”).
The position of the parties
“Such statements are nothing more than an attempt to attract attention,” he said, answering a question, the Secretary of the General Council “United Russia” Sergei Neverov.
He expressed confidence that “no normal person from any party – parliamentary or not – will not take money from those on whose hands the blood, who is wanted on suspicion of murder”. “It’s not just immoral – it is a crime,” – said United Russia.
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“I think it’s absolutely untrue,” – said the first Deputy head of the faction “Fair Russia” in the Duma Mikhail Emelyanov. “And I don’t think someone from the party “Fair Russia” will appeal to other sources of funding,” he said, adding that “the party has its sponsors and will secure their election.” “I think this is a PR for Khodorkovsky,” said Emelyanov.
In turn, the head of the legal service of the Communist Vadim Soloviev information, called “Open elections” pre-election technology. “This election “fake” in order to show the importance of this long bankrupt political figure (Khodorkovsky – ed.)”, he said. “About the fact that the Communists appealed is complete nonsense, purely a pre-election step. I think during the election campaign, all this nonsense will be refuted,” added Soloviev.
“This is an ordinary provocation,” – said, for his part, Yevgeny Fyodorov. In his opinion, all election stakeholders should know “that the funding from abroad in election campaign is prohibited.” “Therefore, at this stage, Khodorkovsky carries out a provocation. At this stage, his task is to gather people who are willing to break laws in Russia, and then not use them for elections, and for the purposes of coup and destabilization,” says the United Russia.
No information about the real participation of its activists in the project “Open elections” and the party “Yabloko”. “It’s important to check how reliable it is. How they (supposedly applied to “Open elections”), the members of the party”, – said Deputy Chairman of Yabloko Sergey Ivanenko .
He noted that the negative attitude to the possible involvement of party members in the electoral project of Khodorkovsky. “The special solutions we have not adopted, but I treat this as a negative. When people enter a party, you know that the party has its own agenda, its own Charter, political objectives, organizational functions. While in the party, to profess another religion, at least strange,” – said Ivanenko.
Absentia arrest of Khodorkovsky
23 December 2015 Basmanny court of Moscow arrested in absentia Mikhail Khodorkovsky at the request of the investigator. He is accused of within the brought in 1998 a criminal case against individuals from among the executives of Yukos, involved in the organization of several particularly serious crimes, including the murder of mayor of Nefteyugansk Vladimir Petukhov and attempted murder of the businessman Evgeny Rybin.