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Monday, October 24, 2016

Putin until he was fired Astakhov, launched in Monte-Carlo

In the Kremlin commented on the rumors about the possible resignation of Pavel Astakhov, who holds the position of Ombudsman for children since 2009. As stated by press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, no decree about the dismissal of Vladimir Putin not yet signed. Meanwhile, the media reported the departure Astakhov in Monte Carlo, where the Commissioner for children’s rights intends to hold a “long-planned” vacation.

photo: Alexander Astafyev

Vladimir Putin until he was fired Pavel Astakhov. “No Executive orders, the President has not signed, I don’t know who wrote some statements and wrote it at all, while I can say only one thing: Astakhov continues to work”, — said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov (quoted by RIA news).

A Kremlin spokesman also said that the search for candidates for the position of Ombudsman for children is currently not conducted (in the state Duma was intended for the post of Senator Elena Mizulina).

Informed sources RBC reported that Astakhov will go into the holiday with the subsequent dismissal. It was noted that the anti-corruption Department to the Kremlin official has accumulated a lot of questions.

In addition, Astakhov recalled his last year’s statement about “shrivelled 27 years old women”, as well as incorrect statements while interacting with children in Karelia, the Ombudsman asked the girls, survivors of the storm: “Well, how was your swim?”). After this statement on the website Change.org there was a petition with a demand to fire Astakhov, which has already been signed by more than 154 thousand people.

Some media reports have suggested that a certain irritation caused frequent trips of the children’s human rights abroad. According to some, only in the past year, the Ombudsman a few months was not in Russia. Today it became known that Astakhov flew to Monte Carlo, where he allegedly has its own property. The radio station “Moscow speaking” said a source in the office of the Ombudsman.

Recall that in 2013, the photo of Pavel Astakhov on vacation in Monte Carlo caused a wave of indignation in the blogosphere. Users protested that the Ombudsman is resting with his wife and children abroad, and endorses the so-called “law of Dima Yakovlev”, prohibiting foreign adoptions. He Astakhov said at the time that your legal short-term vacation, he can conduct anywhere.

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