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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Khodorkovsky approved candidates to the state Duma: won the it guy from Voronezh


The project “Open elections” Mikhail Khodorkovsky has completed the selection of candidates for elections to the state Duma. The movement of Khodorkovsky will support 25 people, the last five of the jury selected on Monday to be based on creative competition: candidates recorded the three-minute appeal to voters as if they are on TV.


photo: Valery Markov

The authors of the 14 videos that were in the finals, mainly spoke about the necessity of the priority of the rights and freedoms of the individual, but some did things that boggled the imagination. For example, a member of the Yabloko party wrote down his address on the background of a Communist may day demonstration, calling them his friends, the representative of the “democratic choice” said police officials-corrupt officials do not have to plant, and enough to “send into exile together with family members”, and the businessman from Sochi suggested instead create villages ecovillages and return to the Assembly law.

The jury, composed of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, businessman Yevgeny Chichvarkin (both via video link), writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya, coordinator, “Open Russia” Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., editor of “Novaya Gazeta” Dmitry Muratov and the HSE, Professor Nikolai Petrov, none of these people really don’t choose.

The most votes gained the it guy from Voronezh Vladislav Khodakovsky. His name is expected to cause a smile on the faces of those present, even some said: “without the “R” in the middle and an “A””?

He is a member of the party “democratic choice”, but maintains relations with “Apple”, the list of which last year he participated in the elections: together they carry out the cleaning of the memorial complex in the suburbs of Voronezh, where in the 1930-ies buried the shot.

Second place is shared between Parnasus Mikhail Vasiliev from Irkutsk, who spoke “for Russia, which does not arise from his knees, because it never was”, and journalist Dmitry Semenov of the Chuvash Republic, saying, “that the strength of the country is not saber rattling”.

In third place was Kirill Nikolenko Vladimir, who opposes the local Governor, but, according to him, collaborates with the Communist party and “Fair Russia”. Closed the top five Andrey Lukin, who was a member of the Association of assistance to truckers of Tatarstan.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky explained that the preliminary interview with these candidates, he conducted and evaluated them based upon what they wrote about themselves. “I have quite large experience with work teams and match with our average voter. I tried to assess whether the candidate can be perceived by these people,” he said.

The coordinator of the “Open elections” Timur Valeev main selection criteria called age (the applicant should be under 45 years. — Ed.) and transparency, candidates had to explain how they earn money.

Hopes for passage in the state Duma representatives of the “Open Russia” do not cherish. According to Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., “Open elections” is primarily an opportunity to prepare new political leaders. The politician drew an analogy with the famous pianist Rudolf Kehrer, who for lack of a musical instrument in the link cut keys on a wooden plate and rehearsed it. But when the time came, became a people’s artist and honored art worker of the RSFSR. “Our goal is to become candidates for such Board” — he concluded.

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