“Fair Russia” was included in the list for election only half of the faction

“Fair Russia” was included in the list for election only half of the faction


“Fair Russia” at Congress in the “Cosmos” approved the election program and called candidates. In the Federal list “Fair Russia” became only the party leader Sergei Mironov. In the 2011 elections, the list consisted of eight people, in the first three was Sergei Mironov, Nikolai Levichev and Oksana Dmitrieva.

The new face of the socialist-revolutionaries

Faction “Fair Russia” in the Duma of the sixth convocation was the third largest: it had 64 members. Plans for the seventh convocation, according to party members, upgrade the faction in half.

The socialist-revolutionaries agreed with the presidential administration and the party “United Russia” and LDPR inter-party agreement on seven key candidates of the party against whom from said parties will be nominated by competitors. This was told by several sources in the party leadership. Is Anatoly Aksakov (instead of a list in Chuvashia will go on one-mandatory district), Leonid Levin (region, Penza region), Anatoly Greshnevikov, Mikhail Emelyanov (Rostov region), Elena Drapeko (Saint Petersburg), Galina Khovanskaya (Moscow) and Fedot Tumusov (Yakutia).

Of the famous new faces to the Duma from the socialist-revolutionaries will be political consultant and participant of the intellectual games Anatoly Wasserman (Moscow), a former coach of Russian national team on football Valery Gazzayev (the North Caucasus), TV presenter Roman Babayan (Moscow), writer Mikhail Delyagin (Krasnoyarsk Krai), and also escaped from captivity in Afghanistan, pilot Vladimir Sharpatov.

Joined the socialist-revolutionaries by the Communist native of business the Chairman of the Duma Committee for industry Sergey Sobko. He had a conflict with the leadership of the party, associated in particular with the issues of party funding: Sobko was her sponsor, and told the interlocutors . Joined the socialist-revolutionaries also United Russia Deputy and billionaire Alexander Remezkov (Kurgan oblast).

Igor Ananskikh of the liberal democratic party, involved in offshore scandal will be headed by a regional group comprising the Republic of Karelia, Leningrad and Murmansk region. Also from the socialist-revolutionaries will go the Deputy from LDPR Irina Chirkova (Komi Republic, Arkhangelsk region, NAO, YANAO). The socialist-revolutionaries divided areas 50 regional groups, and in single-mandate constituencies they intend to nominate candidates for all 225 districts. Just to the Duma from the socialist-revolutionaries will stand 338.

At the VIII Congress of the party “Fair Russia” in the hotel “Cosmos”. 27 Jun 2016

Photo: Dmitry Serebryakov/TASS

Departed from Mironov

The fact that many of the existing deputies will be elected from the socialist-revolutionaries, it was clear even before Congress. Among them — Alexey Mitrofanov. He was stripped of his parliamentary immunity in June 2014, the same summer he left Russia. This happened after the prosecution in a criminal case on the fact of extortion of $200 thousand from Moscow businessman Vyacheslav Zharova. In spite of this, be deprived of the mandate under the new law, the Deputy did not, as he provided information on health status, being in Croatia. Ceased to be a member of the party Mitrofanov earlier: he was expelled in 2012 because he voted for the appointment of the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, contrary to the position of the faction.

With the socialist-revolutionaries in the new Duma will not be deputies, were actively supporting the protests of 2011-2012. Ilya Ponomarev and Gennady Gudkov was deprived of mandates, even before they left the party together with Dmitry Gudkov. The latter will run for the Duma from party “the Apple”.

Went the way of the socialist-revolutionaries and the so-called group Dmitrieva, which includes deputies Oksana Dmitriyeva and her husband, Ivan Grachev, Andrey Krutov and Natalia Petukhova. Dmitrieva and her colleagues left the party last year after the party withdrew Dmitriev as Director of the St. Petersburg branch. An informal group will go to the Duma under lists “the growth of the business Ombudsman Boris Titov.

Refused to cooperate with the socialist-revolutionaries is one of the richest members of the group, the founder of the largest Russian car dealership group Rolf” Sergei Petrov.

Former Vice-speaker of the state Duma, the second person of the party, Nikolai Levichev of the just Russia sent to the CEC. The interlocutors said that the premise became strained relations with the party leader Sergei Mironov, Levichev himself denied it.

Some colleagues Mironov went on increasing. Went to the Federation Council, former Chairman of the Duma Committee on Affairs of women and children, one of the most famous of deputies Elena Mizulina. A former Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, the General-the major of Ministry of internal Affairs Tatiana Moskalkova became the Commissioner for human rights in Russia.

At the VIII Congress of the party “Fair Russia” in the hotel “Cosmos”. 27 Jun 2016

Photo: Dmitry Serebryakov/TASS

Against the overhaul and benefits

The election program of the socialist-revolutionaries called “25 fair laws” and is dedicated mainly to the social and economic agenda. The socialist-revolutionaries oppose fees for repairs, for a progressive scale of taxation, reduce VAT, benefits and protections for mothers and the disabled. On foreign policy, the socialist-revolutionaries agreed with the current exchange rate, and domestic policy in the program a little concerned. The party proposes to abolish the municipal filter on gubernatorial elections, to transfer a single voting day in the spring, the return of direct mayoral elections, to choose members of the Federation Council by popular vote.

Mironov at the Congress criticized the primaries of “United Russia”, calling the ruling party’s main rival, and its opposition, which it could be.” In his speech, Mironov has traditionally focused on criticizing the government, never mentioning the President. The party expects the second place, the main way of winning votes will be the Centres for the protection of the rights of citizens.

At the beginning of the Congress were shown a documentary film about the violations at the previous elections of the state Duma. On the screen appeared a fictional character — a collective image of the Chairman of the PEC named Anfisa Grigorevna. An elderly woman in suit jumping on an inflatable pink pony on the edge of the forest. As explained in the video, in ordinary life the members of the PEC are peaceful people who “have to step on the throat of his own song,” participating in the fraud. After Senator Anton Belyakov, Deputy Andrey Tumanov, Valery Hartung, Ruslan Tatarinov solemn music told how they opposed the violations.

In addition to violations in the Duma elections, the socialist-revolutionaries remembered the elections of the mayor of Astrakhan in 2012, where a candidate from them was Oleg Shein. Mironov and Shein told the United Russia party thrown ballots in favor of Michael carpenter as the socialist-revolutionaries were protesting against violations in Astrakhan. However, in his film, the party members remembered that to support Shein except party leaders Sergei Mironov and Nikolai Levichev then arrived representatives of not system opposition — Alexei Navalny, Ilya Yashin, deputies Dmitry Gudkov and Ilya Ponomarev, journalists Leonid Parfyonov and Ksenia Sobchak, writer Boris Akunin. Also in the film showed that Shein then participated in the elections of the coordination Council of the opposition and defeated them. The seventh convocation of the Duma Shein will run from the Astrakhan region the first in the list.

Bulk was mentioned at the Congress in a different context. Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Dmitry Gorovtsov said that the idea to ratify article 20 of the UN Convention against corruption belongs to the “Fair Russia” and Bulk “cling” to the socialist-revolutionaries.