The former head of YUKOS, Mikhail Khodorkovsky resigned as Chairman of the public movement “Open Russia”, reported on the organization’s website.
About his decision, Khodorkovsky announced on movement conference, which takes place in Tallinn. The next President will choose at the conference of the members of the Board of “Open Russia”. It is not known who can hold the office of Khodorkovsky.
“We will set an example to society that you can build a future together themselves, without leaders”, — he said.
Twitter “Open Russia” reported that Khodorkovsky at the conference the motion was supported by opposition politician Alexei Navalny during his presidential campaign, as well as Dmitry Gudkov at the Moscow mayoral elections.
“To break the political agenda and to translate it into another plane and openly offering two movements in Russia — Open Russia and FBK (the Fund of Struggle against Corruption Alexei Navalny. — ) “, — said Khodorkovsky.
In early March, the interlocutors in the movement already told about the intention of former head of Yukos add up the powers of the leader of the PR. Executive Director of the movement Timur Valeev has explained that Khodorkovsky will remain the status of the founder of the movement with “a pretty good authority.” According to Valeev, if desired, ex-head of Yukos will be able to influence the work of the movement.
The motion on the basis of the organization “Open Russia” appeared in November 2016. It was reported that participants would provide information and legal support in disputes with authorities, to engage in social control activities of the authorities and the media.
The Council motion included the co-Chairman of party PARNASSUS Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., head of St. Petersburg branch of PARNAS Andrei Pivovarov, the candidate of the “Open Russia” in the Duma elections of 2016 Maria Baronova and other policies.
Kara-Murza Jr. then explained that the purpose of the movement — “prepare change”. In his opinion, to the political changes that Russia starts suddenly, you need to prepare in advance.
A number of centers of Khodorkovsky. Besides Moscow office opened in Saint-Petersburg, Tver, Chelyabinsk, Izhevsk, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod and other cities.