The Kremlin has chosen a new curator of the state Duma


Have chosen Sunday, the state Duma will be the new curator of the presidential administration. Monday is retired Radium habirova Deputy head of the internal policy of the Kremlin, responsible for relations with Parliament, will be the current head of the Public chamber Sergei Smirnov, told a source close to the leadership of the chamber, and was confirmed by the official of the political administration of the presidential administration. Smirnov Sunday night was unavailable for comment.

Smirnov, 38 years old, he graduated from the Moscow boundary Institute of FSB in the specialty “jurisprudence”. Smirnov has long studied karate, and in 1996 became the winner of the European Cup, and then led the martial arts Association Ima-Lianozovo” says a friend of the new supervisor. In the early 2000s, Smirnov was elected as a municipal Deputy in the Lianozovo district, and then moved to the Executive branch. First, he was the head of the Metropolitan Department of family and youth policy centre of social activity “Young Muscovites” (subordinated to the Vice-mayor Lyudmila Shvetsova), and then was engaged in youth policy in the Western and Novomoskovsk administrative districts of Moscow.

In 2014, Smirnov became Deputy head of Rosmolodezh (it is supervised by the Deputy chief of management of internal policy Timur Prokopenko). There he was involved in regional politics and became the first Director of the youth camp “Tauris”, which have since become annually in the Crimea.

In the past two years, Smirnov works in the Public chamber. The interlocutor in the Kremlin stressed that there he was engaged in legislative activity and therefore has sufficient skill to work with the Duma. For example, he launched the format of the so-called zero readings of bills, that is, public discussion and examination of the chamber’s most significant initiatives. Including with his participation were discussed laws on socially oriented NGOs, priority development areas, amendments to the Tax code and the law on the protection of forests.

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The resignation of the former responsible for the Duma, Deputy head of political administration of the Kremlin Radium habirova, the interviewees said last week, according to them, the official leaves his post on 19 September, immediately after the election of the state Duma. Khabirov was engaged in the work of Parliament since 2008. It is logical that with the election of the Duma of the new convocation it will have a new curator, told me earlier interlocutors in the Kremlin. The President in the Duma, a Plenipotentiary representative (now this post is Harry Minkh), he officially reports on the presidential bills, curator of the Duma in the internal policy Department is engaged in more informal work with members.

The Duma elections were held on 18 September. According to exit polls, for the “United Russia” voted from 44,5 (VTsIOM data) to 49% (Thomas). By results of calculation 21,19% of the votes of the “United Russia” managed to collect more than 50% of the vote. United Russia also winning in single-member districts and 188 claim a constitutional majority in the state Duma of the seventh convocation. The Communist party reduces the gap from the second place of LDPR. They have 15.1 and 15.5 percent, respectively. At “Fair Russia”, according to preliminary data, of 6.38% of the votes.

Other parties do not overcome the five percent barrier, but “homeland”, “Civil force”, the Party of growth and “Apple” can get their mandate in the new Duma.

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