Speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has offered to Marat Safin, who decided to give up his powers to become his assistant. This was announced by first Deputy Chairman of the faction “United Russia” Andrei Isayev, RIA Novosti reported.
Safin was offered the position of adviser on public principles “on sport”, said Isayev.
That 37-year-old tennis player sent a statement on early resignation of the mandate, it became known on 25 may. The reason for this was doubt Safina — will he be able to combine parliamentary activities with sports and social life. The Committee on rules granted his request. Final decision will be made at the plenary session of the Duma.
It was also noted that Safin in his address to the speaker of the lower house expressed its willingness to execute any order Volodin, “including those associated with the development of the Russian sports”.
First Deputy head of the faction EP, Adalbi Shhagoshev told kp.ru that the athlete is thinking about retiring from the lower house of the Parliament a few months ago.
Safin first elected to the state Duma from “United Russia” in 2011. According to the results of the Duma elections last fall, was re-elected in the seventh Duma, where he became a member of the culture Committee.
The athlete first people’s choice who early decided to leave the state Duma. Before him, the mandate was abandoned one of the most wealthy MPs of the seventh convocation Alexander Skorobogatko.
Marat Safin, the former first racket of the world in singles, the winner of the U.S. Open 2000 and Australian Open 2005. In the national team of Russian tennis player became a two-time winner of the Davis Cup (2002, 2006). Also the athlete has won 15 ATP tournaments. In July of 2016, he was inducted into the international tennis hall of fame.