Parliamentary Election in Russia Has Started With Strong Punch

Russian Elections Department

Well, well! What a change in Russian MSM outlets! First shot from heavy gun – remove Medvedev and his government. So far so good. 🙂 The question – who stands behind the party?

Fair Russia kicks off election campaign with petition to sack govt, cancel charges
From: RT.com, Published time: 10 Feb, 2016 10:56


(Click to enlarge) A Just Russia’s leader Sergei Mironov. © Ruslan Krivobok / Reuters

Center-left parliamentary opposition party Fair Russia has announced plans to gather 10 million signatures for a petition to dismiss Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s government and cancel recently introduced taxes and charges.

“We are launching a nationwide campaign with a target of gathering 10 million signatures for a petition seeking the resignation of Dmitry Medvedev,” Fair Russia MP Oleg Pakhoilkov told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. The politician added that Fair Russia lawmakers planned to hold press conferences dedicated to the motion all over the country and their open letter to the prime minister, which contains the “ultimatum.”

The main demand put forward by Fair Russia is to immediately cancel two controversial economic measures – the introduction of charges for capital repairs to city housing and the increased transportation tax for cargo trucks. Fair Russia said in its open letter that in November it had already appealed to the government with a petition, signed by 1 million Russian citizens, who asked for capital repairs charges to be dropped, but no action was taken except for a formal reply, which they saw as a demonstration of “utter disrespect.” (…)

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