Khodorkovsky resigned leader of the “Open Russia”

Mikhail Khodorkovsky will not be re-elected on a post of the Chairman of the public movement “Open Russia” (PR). This was told by Executive Director motion Timur Valeev and confirmed the source in OP.

“Mikhail Borisovich in November at the founding conference in Helsinki has clearly stated his position: he will be Chairman of a maximum of six months, after which he would withdraw from the Council motion and will leave the post of President,” — said Valeev . According to him, the ex-head of YUKOS will remain the status of the founder of the movement with “a pretty good authority.” “That is, it can still affect movement without any problems for ourselves,” — said Valeev.

In connection with the termination of the term of office of the members of the Federal Council and the departure of Chairman in April, at the next conference of the movement, will pass re-elections of the governing body. Who will be the new Chairman of the Board, will address the newly-elected Board OP.

Now the Board is 11 members. Congress may decide to change the number of participants. After the Board is elected, he will choose from among its members a new Chairman for a period of one year”, — said the Executive Director of the movement.

“The situation with the elections is good because it is impossible to assume who will become the new Chairman, we do not create lists in advance”, — said Andrei Pivovarov, coordinator, “Open Russia” in St.-Petersburg.

According to Valeev, the candidates of the governing body of the movement will be invited to form its own development strategy the PR strategy should be at least six points, including the topic of fundraising.

Just today created 12 centers of Khodorkovsky in the Moscow region, St. Petersburg, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Chuvashia, Tver, Irkutsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Vladimir, Chelyabinsk and Rostov regions. During March — April 2017 regional network will expand to six to eight official missions, said the press service of the movement.