“United Russia” planted in the center of the hall of the state Duma in front of TV cameras


Temporary Deputy working group on preparation of the first meeting of the state Duma of the seventh convocation on Monday approved the Seating of deputies in the plenary hall for the next five years. According to the draft, which read , in the center of the room, the deputies decided to put the leaders of “United Russia”.

On the sixth row (series 18 only) seats from 13 to 16 is the Chairman of the United Russia faction Vladimir Vasilyev, the Secretary of the General Council of the party Sergei Neverov, the triple Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling, the Deputy of the state Duma since 1999 Aleksandr Karelin and first Deputy head of the presidential administration Vyacheslav Volodin. Vasiliev, disbelief and Karelin in the last convocation was sitting in the same row, but right of center.

Volodin working group was put in a chair, previously reserved for the speaker of the state Duma of the sixth convocation Sergey Naryshkin (16 in the sixth row). At the end of September President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with leaders of parliamentary parties nominated Volodin to the post of speaker of the new Duma. However, the post election — members will elect a speaker on Wednesday, October 5.

Place in the center of the hall is the most prestigious, said the Deputy from the Communist party Valery Rashkin. “Cameras in the courtroom are on the balconies and they mostly get the center and front rows. Therefore, those who are sitting there, are all lenses, on all the photos”, — said the Deputy.

The place Volodina selected logical, says the analyst Ekaterina Shulman. “He was nominated by the President, almost all the factions expressed their support, the chances that he will not become speaker, there is almost no”, — says the expert.

Behind Volodin, 16 in the seventh row will be placed Vladimir burmatov, who after the elections the head of the Central Executive Committee of United Russia. The Deputy moved in closer compared to the previous convocation: then he sat in 12th place in the eighth row.

Also on the sixth row Volodin sit candidates for the posts of Vice-speakers of the TV presenter Peter Tolstoy, and the Chairman of the security Committee in the last convocation Irina Yarovaya, the Deputy speaker of the sixth convocation Andrei Isayev, hockey player Vyacheslav Fetisov, figure skater Irina Rodnina. Before Rodnina was sitting in the front row. A year ago, including because of this, she had a conflict with the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky. He spoke at the podium and hearing the conversation of deputies from the first row, turned to Rodnina, slamming his fist on the table: “be Quiet… Sit here skater. Should be silent when the leader of the faction stands! Why bother to speak? It is necessary to have a conscience and quietly talking.

On the sixth number and put the MP Raisa Karmazin, who in the new convocation he headed one of the five intra-faction groups. Previously, Karmazin was sitting in the front row and controlled the vote of United Russia. “For colleagues,” — always hear her instructions on the sittings of Parliament.

Co-chair of the Central headquarters of the presidential all-Russia people’s front, the Director Stanislav Govorukhin in this convocation will sit in the edge of the hall on the 11th row. In the last convocation he was placed in a prominent place — on the fifth row near the center.

Retained their seats sitting together at the sixth convocation of the singer Iosif Kobzon and cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova — they are still sitting at number 12 in the chair next to him.

Remained in his place, and boxer Nikolai Valuev. He will also sit in 10th place in the 17 row. Chair Valuev special — at the beginning of the previous convocation in the courtroom for he had installed a special chair with a high back because of his height he couldn’t sit in a regular.

Known beginners Duma from United Russia planted closer to the podium. Cosmonaut Maxim Suraev will sit in the front row. On the second row is the former chief sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko, the chief editor of the newspaper “Culture” Elena Yampolskaya, the son of actor Mikhail Boyarsky Sergei. The former Prosecutor of the Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya will sit in the middle on the fourth row.

Though known for his controversial statements, former Deputy of legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Vitaly Milonov planted out 20 in 13 row next to other scandalous Deputy Alexander Sidyakina, one of the authors of the law on NGOs-foreign agents.

The location of the factions in the boardroom compared with the previous convocation has not practically changed. The Communist party is placed with the edge on the left, the liberal democratic party is left of center at the top, “Fair Russia” — on the edge on the right. The only change is the number of occupied opposition factions chairs — all three of them became much less.

Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov will continue to sit in the third row on the left in almost constant environment. The head of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky is sitting in the same place on the 12th row. But to him, he put rookie — 21-year-old student of Vasily Vlasov.

The Chairman of the faction of socialist-revolutionaries, Sergei Mironov sit in the right seat of the sixth row. There will also be chair Alexander Burkov, who led the election headquarters of the party in the elections.

Single-seat districts, not included in the faction — leader of the party “Civic platform” Rifat Shaikhutdinov and the party “Rodina” Alexey Zhuravlev — sit “the gallery” (it’s the leftmost seat in the 16th row).

According to the Communist Rashkin, designated for the placement of factions in the hall offers the “United Russia”, and inside “spots” of each faction to decide who how to put. “MPs sit with those whom they trust, who can vote for them. In addition to factor getting into the camera, seated in the hall on processes are not affected,” — explains the Deputy.

A Seating arrangement is also influenced by the fact that in each row or sector duty officer should be responsible for the vote, said the analyst Ekaterina Shulman. “In the first row usually sits by the coordinator of the fraction, and the above are responsible for individual series. The coordinators of the various gestures show how the vote fraction, and duty click of a button,” says the analyst.

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