Editor-in-chief of “Expert” became the main candidate for head of the Public chamber

Change the head

The main candidate for the post of Secretary of the sixth convocation of the Public chamber became the main editor of the journal “Expert” and TV presenter “the First channel” Valery Fadeyev, said a source in the Public chamber (OP) and the Federal official. This information was confirmed by a source close to the journalist. In the presidential administration consulted with Fadeyev on the composition of the new convocation of the OP, the source said.

He Fadeev said that he “happily” accept the offer of the President to become a member of the chamber, but information about his nomination to the post of Secretary would not comment on. Election of the Secretary OP needs to take place at the first meeting of the chamber in its new composition. It is scheduled for June of this year.

10 February, “Vedomosti” reported three candidates for the post of Secretary to the OP, which are discussed by the authorities: Valery Fadeev, former Deputy of the state Duma Vladimir Pligin and current Deputy Vladimir Gutenev. A source called Fadeeva “the legacy of [former first Deputy head of the presidential administration Vyacheslav] Volodin”.

March 20, Fadeev made the list of the members of the new convocation of the OP, approved by the President (up to this part of the OP it was not included). Of the current fifth convocation of the chamber in the quota got 17 people. Among them, the Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda, the head of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Moscow and Central region “Moscow Muftiyat” Albir Krganov, the President of the Federation of Jewish communities of Russia Alexander Boroda, and academician Leo Bokeria.

In addition to Fadeeva, the offer to join the OP got 22 people who previously were not in the house. Among them — President of Russian public organization “all-Russian Federation of rhythmic gymnastics” Irina Viner-Usmanova, film Director Vladimir Khotinenko and chess player Sergey Karjakin. The grandmaster said he will accept the offer of the President.

In power while there is no clarity neither in the strategy for the work of the OP, nor in the criteria for the selection of its members, said political analyst Abbas Gallyamov. “Settled on the most neutral, loyal, disciplined [the candidates in the ward]. Apparently, in the hope that once the strategy will, they’ll go where they say, — says the expert. — Fadeeva, for example, one can easily imagine, branding agents of the state Department, but just as easy — and a critic of jingoism that prevents the modernization of the country. The same can be said about most of the newly appointed members of the OP”.

Criticism of the Public chamber

In early March, the media reported that the current composition of the OP will be updated by more than half and that the current Secretary of Commerce Alexander Brechalov will not be included in its new composition.

Brechalov explained that the need for rotation of personnel and promised to continue his social activities as co-chair of the headquarters of the popular front. The sources of “Rain” then told that he would be removed from office due to the fact that the Kremlin is dissatisfied with the work Brechalov. The sides of the channel claimed that the work of OP was limited to the discussion of bills under the so-called zero readings, and many OP powers passed to the presidential Council on human rights.

In mid-February the all-Russian civil forum and the Committee of civil initiatives (the structure of the ex-Minister of Finance Alexey Kudrin) criticized the OP in your expert survey. Participants in the study was critical of the current composition of the commissions of the OP and offered their candidacy.

The fifth convening of the OP criticized not only experts Kudrin. In 2014 representatives from regional chambers and political analysts accused the OP of cheat results of selection of members of the chamber of Internet quota.

This March, the FAS confirmed the signs of a cartel in public procurement the Public chamber after the activists of the “Yabloko” of the investigation. Apple drew the attention of the regulator in the non-core for the applicants tenders. For example, the application for the right to hold civic forum in Chechnya filed a funeral home and a Barber shop and a report on civil society was to prepare the sewing workshop.

The public chamber in its current form was formed in 2005 on the background of the abolition of gubernatorial elections. At first, she was elected every two years, and later switched to a three-year operation. The chamber has no legislative initiative — it is a consultative body and platform for social activists.

The chamber consists of 168 members, representing three groups: the 40 members selected for the “presidential quota”, 85 representatives of regional public chambers, and 43 representatives from national public associations.