The Kremlin plans to establish a Fund for monitoring and support of elections


Under the supervision of the political block of the Kremlin can be a new Fund, which will be responsible for the elections in the regions, said three sources close to the presidential administration.

The idea of creation of the organization now being discussed, the likelihood that the new structure will appear very high, I specify two of the interlocutor . The organization will be the first close to the Kremlin, a Fund established after the arrival of Sergei Kiriyenko to the post of first Deputy head of presidential administration.

According to two interlocutors , it is planned that the new structure will be engaged in regional elections. We are talking about analytical support campaigns and their monitoring, Advisory services, says a source close to the Kremlin.

The establishment of the Fund directly supervises the Deputy chief of the Kremlin’s Department of internal policy Alexander Kharichev, told the .

Kharicheva on the appointment to the post of Deputy head of the Ohr became known in mid-December; he’s in charge of elections in the region. Prior to joining the Kremlin official was the head of Department on work with regions of Rosatom state Corporation, headed by Kirienko.

The work of the Fund can be brought by the political consultant Gleb Kuznetsov, said the sources . Kuznetsov interacts with Harachamim many years — ever since as he worked in Plenipotentiary representation of the President in the Volga Federal district, and the Embassy was headed by Kirienko, says one of the interlocutors . The decisions about who will lead the structure in the event of its creation, now gone, said the source familiar with the discussions.

The Kuznetsov, which asked for comment, said that “for the first time hears” about the creation of the Fund, and no one with any proposals did not apply to him.

The creation of “think tanks” working for the Kremlin, is not a new phenomenon in Russian politics.

The main “brain” when he was the Deputy head of the presidential administration Vladislav Surkov was considered the effective policy Foundation Gleb Pavlovsky.

When Vyacheslav Volodin replaced Surkov in the Kremlin, have earned a new structure: Foundation for civil society development (Fcsd) is headed by the former head of the Department of internal policy Konstantin Kostin and the Institute of socio-economic and political studies (ISSI), which at a certain stage headed close to Volodin is a political scientist Dmitry Badovsky.

ISSI was responsible for working with the expert community, preparing for the political block of the Kremlin closed analytical materials on various issues, released a series of public food — for example, the ranking of the hundred most promising politicians who could win elections in single-member districts.

Fargo was engaged in information and analytical support of activities of the Ohr: published reports on the regional elections, and regularly released the rating of efficiency of governors, which was believed, in many respects reflected the attitude of the then leadership of the political block of the Kremlin to the different heads of regions.

Kostin was recently appointed adviser on public principles in Kiriyenko (the same status as the head of the Fcsd was in a time when the post of first Deputy head of presidential administration took Volodin). Several sources close to the Kremlin, informed told me that Costin is a regular at the meetings held Kiriyenko.

In ISSI said that the Fund did not disclose the contents of the “analytical work for customers.” Public rating of lawmakers, which produces ISSI, is now more focused on work with the state Duma speaker which in October was elected Volodin. Badovsky became his Advisor on a voluntary basis.

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