The state Duma without a curator
Monday, December 12, his post in the Department of internal policy (Ohr) left one of the deputies — Sergey Smirnov, told two sources close to the presidential administration, and was confirmed by a source in the Kremlin. Earlier resignation Smirnov told Kommersant.
Smirnov was appointed Deputy head of the Ohr in September 2016, shortly before leaving Volodin in the state Duma. Prior to that, he directed the office of the Public chamber. The post of Deputy head UVP Smirnov was replaced Radium habirova. The duties of the officer includes interaction with both chambers of the Federal Assembly, that primarily involves interaction with the factions and supervision of legislative activities.
According to a source in the Kremlin, Smirnov wrote a letter of resignation in connection with the search for a new job. Close to the Kremlin interlocutors , however, argue that the work of Smirnova was extremely dissatisfied with the leadership of the political block of the Kremlin, in particular, the first Deputy head of administration of President Sergey Kirienko, and the chief of Department of internal policy Andrey Yarin. According to one source , Smirnov did not fulfill properly their duties. Review Smirnova could not be obtained.
A former Federal official says that the departure of Smirnov on their own in fact is nothing more than a formality. In reality, the officials called it late last week, asking to write a letter of resignation.
The inability to resolve the tensions
One of the key reasons for the resignation of Smirnov interlocutors inability to resolve the tension between the political block of the Kremlin and the leadership of the state Duma. In particular, shortly after the approval of Vyacheslav Volodin speaker of the state Duma of the employees of Department of internal Affairs, responsible for working with the lower house of Parliament, stopped to let in the presidential box in the Duma hall. In this case to let officials from the Department for providing activity of the presidential envoys to the constitutional court and the chambers of the Federal Assembly. Officers in the unit, although it is part of the DIP, in fact the subject is not so much the head of Department, as the envoys. In the case of Duma, we are talking about the Plenipotentiary of the President in the lower house of Parliament Harry Minh.
The other officials of the Ohr, is responsible for working with the state Duma, were forced to watch the meeting in the broadcast, sitting in a closed parliamentary lobby before entering the hall.
A former Federal official says that being in the courtroom was important from the point of view that it was possible to observe, how to construct communication between the factions — who is communicating with whom, how to behave: “you Have before your eyes the whole picture, while during the broadcast, you only see what you show — usually the face of the Deputy, acting on a specific issue. Plus there is the psychological moment — when the officials of the Ohr are not allowed in the room, and the deputies see this, we begin to treat them with some disdain”.
A source close to the Kremlin, said that officials of the presidential administration are not admitted into the courtroom only when he was speaker of the state Duma, Communist Gennady Seleznyov. In the Thoughts of the next convocation, when the speakers were first Boris Gryzlov, and then Sergei Naryshkin, conflicts arose, and the officials were free to pass into the room.
According to two sources close to the presidential administration, Smirnov received the instruction manual to resolve the situation. However, the case ended with the officials of the Ohr was forbidden to watch the stream even in a closed parliamentary lobby. Be present in the courtroom were allowed only to Smirnov. Earlier tensions between the Kremlin and the state Duma has arisen in connection with the fact that the officials of the Kremlin administration has restricted access to the meetings of the Duma Council, said two sources close to the Kremlin. Opportunity to attend only got a presidential envoy Garry Minkh.
Acted according to regulations
The interlocutor in the state Duma explained that in the lower house of Parliament were governed only by the rules of the regulation, when deciding who may be present in the courtroom, and who does not. According to paragraph 1 of article 38 of the rules of the Duma, in any open or closed meeting of the state Duma have the right to participate the President, the speaker of the Federation Council, members of the government, constitutional court, etc.
Of the officials of the Kremlin the right to attend a meeting of the Plenipotentiary of the President in the state Duma, indicates the source . As for ordinary employees, working under the Plenipotentiary of the President in the state Duma, “it’s a private business, whom to take in the presidential box.” Regulations in the state Duma were guided, and to visit those or other persons of advice of the state Duma, said a source in the office of the lower house. The envoy has the right of speech in the plenary session and the Council of the Duma