Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov refused to comment on the question about the influence of the reputation of the new Secretary General Council of “United Russia” Andrei Turchak on the image of the party.
Responding to journalists who asked if he thinks the appointment of a compromising party, Peskov said that it was “an inappropriate question and, accordingly, to comment it will not.”
Recall that the ex-Governor of the Pskov region Turchak suspect of beating of journalist Oleg Kashin in 2010. The leader of “United Russia” and at that time the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev after beating promised to find the culprit and punish, whoever he was.
Father Andrei Turchak, Anatoly Turchak, is a longtime acquaintance of Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, where they worked in the office of the party “Our home Russia” also Turchak Sr. was, according to media reports, the sparring partner of Putin in judo.
Recall that appointed acting Governor of Pskov Mikhail Vedernikov, as it turned out, in 2005 aroused the interest of law enforcement: then his brother was arrested for kidnapping and extorting from him $ 600 and three vans. Further information about the case in the media do not exist.