Deputies from LDPR Vasily Vlasov Boris Chernyshov in the Duma introduced a bill authorizing members of political parties from the age of 16. The document is available in the electronic database of the lower house of the Russian Parliament on Tuesday, January 24.
As noted in the explanatory note the draft law was developed with the goal of “greater involvement in the political life of young people, as well as the formation of the youth active political position”.
The authors also believe that the involvement of adolescents in political associations will help develop their sense of patriotism.
“The participation of young people in the political process can push to the same part and their parents and close relatives and friends as the youth is very socially active category of the population”, — the document says.
Currently, to join a political party only after the age of 18.
In early December, Vlasov and Chernyshov has submitted for consideration the lower chamber of Parliament a bill authorizing to vote for the Russians not with the 18 and 16 years.
Vlasov (21) and Blackburn (25) — one of the youngest MPs of the new convocation of the state Duma. Vlasov after the election told me that his main goal in the lower house of Parliament is to achieve the activity of peers.