Volodin assured in the absence of a policy decision by the Levada center

First Deputy head of the presidential administration Vyacheslav Volodin at a meeting with analysts on Wednesday commented on the decision this week the decision of the Ministry of justice on the inclusion of the Levada center in the registry of foreign agents.

Volodin assured the politicians that no “coordination” with the policy in this decision no. The interlocutor in presidential administration added that the justice Ministry did not coordinate with the Department of internal policy of the Kremlin the decision by the Levada center.

In recent months, the data of the Levada center regularly indicate a sharp decline in the rating of “United Russia”. Published in early September, the survey showed that the party is going to vote, only 31% of Russians, 8% less than in the beginning of the year. Thomas ratings and Polls showed more serious electralloy support of the party.

The legislation allows to appeal against the decision of the justice Ministry, said Volodin politicians. There is already a precedent, when NGOs recognized as foreign agent, managed to achieve removal from the register. “It was the decision by Yevgeny Grigoryevich Yasin, which brought him out of that status,” he recalled. Last year, the Ministry of justice declared the organization a “Liberal mission” Yevgeny Yasin, a foreign agent. Yasin with this decision, disagreed in a few months the Ministry of justice has excluded the organization from the list.

Informed about the possibility to appeal against the decision of the Ministry of justice reminded the journalists the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. “Levada is the possibility of appeal in the prescribed manner, and there are the necessary tools provided to defend the point of view of this organization,” — said Peskov.

Now lawyers Levada-centre study of the inspection service, and the rest of the week in the centre will decide on the advisability of filing a lawsuit contesting the status of a foreign agent, said the Deputy Director of the Levada center Alexei Grazhdankin. According to him, received documents seen that the decision to amend the registered as foreign agents was formalized in a hurry.

Levada-center, being funded by foreign organizations involved in political activities in Russia in the interests of these organizations, written in the inspection of the Ministry of justice, which read . The reason for the inclusion of the Levada center in the registry of foreign agents was Director of the center Lev Gudkov about the “mafia of power” in Russia, criticism of the annexation of Crimea, and citing the research of sociologists in the foreign press, including the article of the daughter of Boris Nemtsov Jeanne’s. The inspection Department was initiated at the request of the leader of the movement “Antimaydan”, Senator Dmitry Sablin.