Maria Maksakova-Igenbergs and Iosif Kobzon
The former Deputy of the state Duma, the Opera singer Maria Maksakova believes that Christmas parties helped the parliamentarians to find common ground. This opinion was expressed by the TV channel “360” on Tuesday, November 22.
The participation of the Chairman of the lower chamber of the previous convocation Sergey Naryshkin in skits, his attitude towards such events helped to support in the Duma of warm relations, said Maksakova.
“There was an atmosphere of goodwill, normal human relationships. Outside the plenary meeting we didn’t think about who is which faction belongs to, we felt United by the Parliament of a democratic state,” she said.
Maksakova was disappointed that at the conclusion of the work of the state Duma of the sixth convocation was not held a farewell office party, and she failed to sing with Naryshkin duet of the song “I’ll never forget you” from the rock Opera “Juno and Avos”.
The current state Duma Deputy Iosif Kobzon also believes that the skit brought together parliamentarians. “[The relationship] was growing warmer from the fact that, say, Naryshkin came out and sang with Maksakova “Weather in the house”, from the fact that artists were invited and had a rest”, — said Kobzon.
Earlier Tuesday, a member of the Duma of the LDPR faction, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on education and science of the state Duma Boris Chernyshov said that the party will refuse to corporate. “We should not feast during the plague, when we see problems in the social sphere, we see that the budget is reduced”, — he stressed.
In the state Duma of last convocation, a festive event took place on December 19. The deputies chipped in five thousand roubles. The most memorable moment was the performance of the Naryshkin and Maksakova, who sang a duet of the song “City off” from the TV series “Gangster Petersburg”.
Maria Maksakova lost in the primaries before elections in September.