The founder of the “Antimiani” will lead the platform “United Russia”

Restart platforms

“United Russia” on Thursday, April 6, will hold a meeting of the Presidium of the General Council of the party. One of the items on the agenda will be the discussion of the revitalization of the party ideological platforms, have told two sources in “an United Russia”. According to them, a report on this subject will be Deputy Secretary of the General Council of the party Eugen reveno, who will oversee platform. Revenko on Wednesday evening, and was unavailable for comment .

“We are talking about the revitalization of the platforms, which should be interesting and useful to society,” said one source . He said that all platforms will be a single apparatus, and the position of the platforms will prescribe the frequency and the frequency with which they had to go — at least once in two months. In addition, will expand the number of participants. “It will be people of different political views, who will discuss the most topical issues of concern to the society,” — said the source.

The party platform is needed, because “are a platform for the development of balanced positions on the most topical issues, taking into account different points of view,” said the Secretary General Council of “United Russia” Sergei Neverov.

New curators

Simultaneously with the restart of platforms, according to two sources in the party, will be announced the new curators. The liberal platform is ex-the Deputy of the state Duma Vladimir Pligin will be headed by the Chairman of the Committee on constitutional legislation of the Federation Council Andrei Klishas; new curated social platform instead of the Deputy of the state Duma Sergei Zheleznyak will be a member of the Federation Council Valery Ryazansky; state-Patriotic platform will be headed by the Deputy of the state Duma, first Deputy Chairman all-Russian public organization of veterans “Combat brotherhood” and one of the founders of the movement “Antimaydan” Dmitry Sablin. Earlier this platform was in charge of the Deputy of the state Duma Irina Yarovaya.

The business platform will be changes in the composition of the co-chairs (the only one of four platforms where there is such a position): entrepreneur Andrey korkunova be replaced by the Vice-President of public organization of small and average business “Support of Russia” Marina bludyan. She was part of the Commission that prepared the program of “United Russia” before the elections to the state Duma.

The representation of ideologies

About the creation of ideological platforms of the party “United Russia” was announced in 2012. Platform formed on the basis of ideological party clubs, which, in turn, was created for inner-party discussions between people with different views who were in the ruling party.

Unlike clubs, the platform should not only discuss current issues but to confront them, saying in 2012 Neverov, announcing the creation of platforms. Then were formed three platforms: social, liberal and state-Patriotic. The fourth platform, business, there in 2016.

The platform was created, first, to the ideological positioning of the individual groups in the party having different views, and second, to discuss legislative activities, developing common positions on certain issues, says political analyst Dmitry Orlov. Over time, the activity platforms are practically reduced to zero, and the party began to think about a complete cessation of their activities, said a source in United Russia. However, at the party Congress in January 2017, its leader Dmitry Medvedev said that the platform should be preserved, but need to restart.

Until recently, the party platforms had a few major problems: lack led some of them actually working people, the absence of an ideological component and “decay” of the activities of the platforms on artproekta, says political analyst Dmitry Orlov. Now the situation will change, he hopes: “At the head of the platforms will rise energetic people, there is a clear ideological positioning, which is the query platform will be to Express an opinion on the various bills, the situation in the country, given the ideological preferences of [the parties platforms]”. In addition, “there is no collapse of the activities on artproekta”, which is displayed in a separate area, says Orlov.

The protests now are amplified and loyalty gradually went out of fashion, says analyst Abbas Gallyamov. Authorities must either helplessly watch as they leaked wavering voter, or to start full-fledged dialogue with society, the expert said. Therefore, according to him, before the “United Russia” the question of inner-party discussions arose very sharply: “a year ago it was enough to say that we are for Putin and a strong Russia, but now this is not enough. Today’s voters, these mantra is not to impress”. The decision to restart the platform perfectly adequate, the only question is how serious will be the discussions that took place there, concludes Gallyamov.