MOSCOW, December 26. /TASS/. The meeting of initiative group of voters on Tuesday took a decision to support self-nomination of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the presidential elections that will be held on 18 March 2018, the correspondent of TASS.
This decision was taken at the event, which takes place in the historical Park “Russia – my story” on VDNH.
According to the head of the educational center “Sirius” by Elena Shmeleva, the hall was attended by 668 people. In support of Putin were made by the artistic Director of the Maly theatre Yuri Solomin, pianist Denis Matsuev, as well as the leader of the “Victory Volunteers” Olga Emelchenkova and others.
The views of the participants
In particular Emelchenkova remembered how he participated with Putin in the March of “Immortal regiment”. “It was obvious that the President feels the President empathizes, it was an incredible atmosphere and I am glad that we together with the President will open a new history in the history of our country,” she added.
Fencer Sofya Velikaya reminded of the role of the President in the development of sport. “How he picked up the sport, how much he cares about athletes and the future of the sport. Currently youth sports organization created for youth development for our youth was the best,” said the Great.
Solomin also said about the contribution of the President in the development of the social sphere. “I love our medicine that helps us. Without education and without medicine there nation. For Putin!” he said, calling the President “a man of his word”.
“A month ago at the cultural forum I told Vladimir Vladimirovich story related to my grandmother, who, when came the time of moving our family to Moscow, sold his apartment, so that I studied in Moscow. This story is about my grandmother was very touched by Vladimir Vladimirovich,” – said in turn Matsuev. He noted that Putin has ordered to the support of young talents and the allocation of grants, noting that in recent years the situation in the cultural sphere began to change for the better thanks to the President.
For its part, the member of the initiative group, the first Deputy head of the faction “United Russia” in the state Duma of Adalbi Shhagoshev noted that the band “don’t sing empty praises of Putin”. “Putin honestly and worked hard on his authority, before the authority began to work for him. He boldly and carefully collected the scattered country, collected and ready for her to answer,” he said. “It’s a lean man with a historical memory, responsibility, core inside, isn’t this recipe a definite choice?” – rhetorically he asked.
Broad support for the current President
The head of the Supreme Council of “United Russia” Boris Gryzlov considers that based on the current foreign policy situation Putin’s decision to run for President as an independent candidate will bring to the election campaign of his supporters from other parties and are usually which greatly differs from policy, citizens, and all thinking about the future of the country of the Russians.
“Participation in the support group of representatives of different social groups, social strata indicates the extremely wide support of the incumbent President”, – he stressed. In turn, the “United Russia” will try “to play the role of coordinator of the work of the group and to ensure the coherence, effectiveness and efficiency that meets the goals of the majority party,” he assured, adding that the party important victory, achieved by popular vote in the choice for the future of the country, not just to win elections.
The Deputy of the state Duma, Deputy Secretary of General Council of “United Russia” Sergei Zheleznyak included in the initiative group, expressed confidence that the global community the decision of the current leader of Russia to participate in the presidential elections allows to count on preservation of key positions and strategic foreign policy course of the state. “Reasonable expert and political circles in the world, as well as we, are convinced that Vladimir Putin will win a landslide victory in elections in March 2018. I have no doubt,” – said the MP.
The head of the party “Fair Russia” Sergei Mironov, who also participated in the meeting said on Twitter that he was “pleasantly surprised by the clarity, organization and brevity”.
I agree with him, the frontman of the group “lube” Nikolay Rastorguev, who in an interview with TASS explained that he had come to support the nomination of “strong, intelligent, having the highest authority of the leader” of the country. The best candidate for President named Putin and the General Director “Mosfilm” Karen Shakhnazarov.
“We live long enough under his leadership, and I am comfortable with our family life had never felt – confessed people’s artist of Russia Mikhail Boyarsky. – He had the confidence, stability, freedom. And I would love to be in the position not only for me but for my children and grandchildren.”
Sense of humor and Petersburg
Director of the State Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky reminded that he was a confidant of Putin in all elections. “I hope to have the first face was the man from St. Petersburg, is for the salvation of Russia”, – he said.
Long supported the country’s leader and President of the International Union of KVN Alexander Maslyakov. “Vladimir Putin – the man is smart, erudite, strong, not only externally but also internally. The man who knows his business and does it with some perseverance. And a man with a good sense of humor – it really means a lot,” – said the head of the Club of cheerful and resourceful.
Their support for the nomination of Vladimir Putin also expressed people’s artist of Russia Igor Butman, music producer Igor Matvienko, actors Mikhail Galustyan, Igor Kharlamov and many others.
About the procedure
Since Putin has decided to run in the upcoming elections as an independent candidate, the meeting of initiative group in support of it is mandatory to include the incumbent in the election campaign.
Under the law, to support self-candidate, you need to create a group of voters in number of not less than 500 citizens of the Russian Federation possessing the active suffrage, the place and time of the meeting no later than five days before the day of the meeting must be notified of the CEC or the electoral Commission of the region where the meeting is held. A notification to the CEC of the Russian Federation received 20 Dec.
After the meeting of the group of candidate not later than January 7 will have to personally apply to the Central election Commission with a petition for registration of group and a number of other documents that the Commission considers in the course of five days. In the case of a positive decision of the Central election Commission registers the authorized group and entitles you to the opening of a special account in the savings Bank for the financing of the campaign. The independent candidate must collect in his support not less than 300 thousand signatures of voters, and each subject of the Russian Federation shall be at least 7.5 thousand signatures of voters residing in its territory.
Support For Putin
The decision to advance a candidate to the elections, Putin announced on December 6 at a meeting with employees of the plant GAZ in Nizhny Novgorod. During a press conference on 14 December he said that he will run a self. The head of state stressed that he counts on support from political parties, public organizations that share his views on the country’s development, and trust him.
On December 19, a meeting of the organizing Committee on preparations for the meeting of the initiative group. As a result, the co-Chairman of the Central headquarters of the popular front (onf), Vice-speaker of the state Duma Olga Timofeeva said that the initiative group will include more than 500 people, representatives of onf “United Russia” and other parties, as well as volunteer associations and volunteer organizations, for example, “Volunteers of Victory.”
Earlier, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov did not rule out that the documents for the nomination of Putin submits to the CEC before the New year.