Addressing the participants of the Congress, which takes place before the September elections to the state Duma, President Vladimir Putin said that in 15 years of existence, the party became the most popular and influential party.
“Remember the conditions in which created the “United Russia”. This, all know, was my initiative. Indeed, I initiated and created the party,” he said.
Putin recalled that at that time was the need to strengthen the statehood and consolidation of the society. “To implement the task was only possible with the support of a powerful force. The assemblage point of the country became the “United Russia”, — he stressed.
The Chairman of the party Dmitry Medvedev also reminded that Putin was behind the creation of the party.
Putin called on all political parties participating in the elections to the state Duma, not to speculate on the current difficulties. This, according to him, the most dangerous. We are not talking about criticism, Putin said. We are talking about something else — about the lies and betrayal of national interests, on the empty promises is worse than any betrayal.
“At any cost to break the power, and then as God blesses. We need to make sure it was not” — said Putin.
The Congress of “United Russia” takes place on Monday in Moscow. The participants of the Congress put forward a pre-election program and a list of which will go to the state Duma in the elections on September 18. Earlier on Monday, Medvedev called the names of those who, without participating in the primaries will be included in the list of candidates to the state Duma. Among them were film Director and the head of the election staff of Vladimir Putin Stanislav Govorukhin, the Prosecutor of the Crimea Natalya Poklonskaya and the commander of airborne troops Vladimir Shamanov.
Most unexpected was the appearance in artspace first Deputy head of the presidential administration Vyacheslav Volodin, who oversees domestic policy. He will run for the 15th district, which includes the Volgograd, Tambov, Penza and Saratov region.