A famous scientist, oceanographer, Arctic Explorer Artur Chilingarov, who was elected to the state Duma from “United Russia”, may hand over the Deputy mandate. About it reports TV channel “Rain” referring to his friend, and sources in the lower house of the Russian Parliament. They attribute this to personal circumstances.
He Chilingarov told the TV station that the decision has not been made yet — while there is a procedure for determining a successor.
According to “Rain”, the Deputy mandate can go to businessman Sergey Sokol.
Of the state Duma of new convocation has already released two Deputy Alexander Skorobogatko and Nikolai Makarovets. Their mandates went to, respectively, Svetlana Bessarab and Valentina Saturday.