MOSCOW, February 14. /TASS./ The Federation Council at session on Wednesday ahead of schedule stopped powers of the Chairman of the Committee on rules and organization of parliamentary activity, a “longevity” of the Russian Parliament Sergey Popov, thereby accepting his claim.
Popov represented in the Federation Council of the legislative Assembly of the Omsk region.
As told on the eve of TASS a source in the Federation Council, the vacant seat after the departure of Popov is a former Governor of Omsk region Viktor Nazarov, and on 9 October last year left his post, and on February 9 of this year became the Deputy of Legislative Assembly of the region.
Priests at the meeting were awarded with honorary badge of the Council of the Federation for merits in development of parliamentarism. Senators expressed words of gratitude and appreciation colleague. “He [Popov] is not going away from our ranks, he will be active in the cage to work with us in a variety of other statuses,” said first Vice-speaker of the Federation Council Nikolai Fyodorov.
Popov worked for 17 years in the Russian Parliament. From 2001 to 2003 he was a member of the Federation Council. In 2003 was elected a Deputy of the state Duma. In the fourth and fifth convocations of the lower house of Parliament chaired the Committee on Affairs of public associations and religious organizations. In the state Duma of the sixth convocation was elected Chairman of the Committee on rules.
29 September 2016, he was granted the powers of a member of the Federation Council.