The legislators of St.-Petersburg has refused to consider holding a referendum on the bridge named after Akhmad Kadyrov. The overwhelming majority of deputies voted against the initiative of deputies from party “the Apple”.
As it became known”MK” before the proposal of the Yabloko faction supported by the city election Commission. After compliance with the relevant procedures, the question of the referendum was to be considered by the legislators of the city. However, on Wednesday, the head of the legislation Committee Denis Chetyrbok put to the vote the proposal does not discuss this issue at the meeting. A majority vote deputies supported the initiative of his colleagues.
Recall the question that was supposed to make a city-wide discussion , is: “do you Agree that a bridge across the Duderhof canal in the alignment of the Avenue of Heroes in Krasnoselsky district may not have the name “bridge Akhmad Kadyrov”?“.The head of the faction “Yabloko” Boris Vishnevsky said that the decision of deputies of a serious violation of the foundations of parliamentarism. In his opinion, the question was not even, as might be called a bridge. He believes that deputies took away the right of citizens to decide for themselves what and how should be called in their hometown. We were able to contact the MP, who shared his opinion on voting.
– The current situation showed that most of the members of the Legislative Assembly are afraid of a public debate in Parliament on such a sensitive issue as “bridge Kadyrov.” And even more they are afraid of a referendum, because the result is predictable: the vast majority of the citizens against this “project”.
– What will be your next steps?
“The Apple” will insist on the consideration of the referendum at the next plenary session of Legislative Assembly. Previously we would ask the legislation Committee to consider our initiative that there are no formal reasons to reject it at the meeting of the city Parliament.
To name the unnamed bridge in honor of the first President of Chechnya recommended that the Governor of the city toponymic Commission of St. Petersburg. However, it found no response among the residents of the Northern capital. Vs also made by opposition politicians and cultural figures such as filmmaker Alexander Sokurov and actor Oleg Basiashvili. Moreover, 91 thousand people signed on a petition website. But despite this, the head of the region Gennady Poltavchenko 16 June 2016 signed a decree on conferring the name of Ahmad Kadyrov, the bridge across the Duderhof canal.