Children’s Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov will soon leave his post, said a source close to the leadership of the Duma and confirmed by two close to the Kremlin interlocutor. According to one of them, Astakhov wrote a letter of resignation. The statement Astakhov in his Facebook said the journalist Life.ru Anastasia Kashevarova.
“We have this information do not confirm, said day Advisor on information policy of Plenipotentiary for the rights of the child Renat Abdeev. Now Pavel Astakhov is the event in the Ministry of foreign Affairs together with the President”. Vladimir Putin on Thursday met with the ambassadors and Plenipotentiary representatives.
While no decree about Astakhov was not, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. He added that he had not seen the statements of the Commissioner for resignation.
Phone Astakhov on Thursday did not answer the calls. Evening Instagram Ombudsman has a record in which he wished his followers “good post and good evening”.
A source close to the Kremlin, said that Astakhov recently, there have been many claims. We are talking about dealing with child victims, and the statements about “shrivelled women.” “The petition demanding the resignation gathered more than 150 thousand signatures,” — said the source .
Astakhov is remembered for his controversial remarks against women and children. In particular, a great public resonance was caused by his phrase “Well, how was your swim?” during a conversation with survivors of the tragedy on the Syamozero children.
Commenting on reports about the wedding of 17-year-old resident of the village of Baytarki Kheda-Louise Goylabievoy and 57-year-old head of the police Department Nozhai-Yurt district of Chechnya Nagada guchigova, Astakhov said that in the Caucasus puberty is sooner. “There are places where women are already 27 years shriveled, and by our standards it under 50,” said the Ombudsman in an interview to RSN. Astakhov advocated the establishment of a moratorium on adoptions of Russian orphans by foreigners, and subsequently supported the “Dima Yakovlev law”.
After the scandal of statements Astakhov during a conversation with the survivors on the Syamozero children in the Network began to circulate a petition to fire Astakhov. “We urge the state and society give to this statement an objective evaluation,” — said in the text of the petition published on the website Change.org. A day after saying Astakhov, the petition has collected about 60 thousand signatures. The children’s Ombudsman also said that on the website Change.org voting “bots” wrote Life.ru. “There come a large number of e-bots, there is no need to register,” — said Astakhov.
Astakhov is holding the post of the Ombudsman for children since 2009. To work children’s Ombudsman, he headed the bar of Pavel Astakhov. Among his customers were the mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov, the head of audit chamber Sergey Stepashin, Astakhov was on the TV show “the Hour of judgment”. On the eve of elections of the state Duma of 2007, he headed the all-Russian movement “For Putin!”.
At the same time to Astakhov have any questions of the presidential anti-corruption Department, said two sources close to the Kremlin and the state Duma. The questions were related to the business of the son Astakhov, Anton, said the source , and one of them said that the conflict of interest arose because of the connection Astakhov Jr. from the Regional development Bank (RBR). Anton Astakhov in 2014, bought an 8.5% stake in RBR and joined the Board of Directors of the Bank, wrote “Izvestia” with reference to the disclosure of RBR. In the same year the children’s Ombudsman declared that opens in this Bank account for collecting donations for refugee children from Ukraine. In 2015 Astakhov Jr. withdrew from the shareholders of the Bank. Anton Astakhov said Газете.Ru” I did not hear about possible resignation of Ombudsman for children. “With me, so obviously nothing is connected, is utter nonsense,” said he.