Khodorkovsky had submitted their candidates for the elections to the state Duma

Wednesday, June 1, “Open Russia” Mikhail Khodorkovsky, with the participation of the ex-head of Yukos (via video conference) presented their candidates for the coming 2016 elections to the state Duma and the legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg.

Briefly about the regional campaigns told all 24 candidates of the “Open Russia” (19 will be nominated to the Duma in single-mandate constituencies, 5 in the legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg). Among them are former members of the parliamentary parties — “Fair Russia” and “United Russia”. Some expelled after they agreed to participate in the project Khodorkovsky.

Candidates several months were selected by an expert jury of the “Open elections”: in may 2016, summed up the selection. The jury was headed by Khodorkovsky, it consisted of Yevgeny Chichvarkin, the writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Federal coordinator, “Open Russia” Vladimir Kara-Murza, chief editor of “Novaya Gazeta” Dmitry Muratov and political scientist, Professor of Economics Nikolai Petrov. Almost all candidates go to the polls from having a license of PARNASSUS.

Read more about the objectives of the project “Open elections” Khodorkovsky said in published on the website of the organization of the program article. Khodorkovsky writes that “a reasonable tactic real opposition” is the use of the facilities available to show the community alternatives — both human and ideological.

On the other hand, says Khodorkovsky, this alternative need to prepare, and engaged representatives of the “Open Russia”. Young activists, according to Khodorkovsky, age will be ready for the struggle for power “at the time the imminent fall of the regime”. “For such people there is no trail of corruption scandals and compromising in the “Grand daddies” — said the politician.

Project Manager “Open elections” Timur Valeev and Federal coordinator, “Open Russia” Vladimir Kara-Murza said at a press conference that the election campaign for them is first and foremost an educational project.

“The election in September, our project does not end here, — said Khodorkovsky. — The team will continue to work on public need, political and not only projects.” The former head of Yukos has expressed confidence that many of the candidates “Open Russia” there are prospects in politics, and is the “face of the future government”.