National candidate: why Putin appeared on the presidential nomination
Athletes, artists and politicians on Tuesday backed the re-election of Vladimir Putin for a new term. In the future many will be chosen by the Trustees, the President, according to political analysts. The candidate his nomination was ignored.
Tuesday, December 26, in the pavilion № 57 at ENEA was held on the nomination of the presidential candidate Vladimir Putin, who will participate in the campaign as the independent candidate. The event was attended by the initiative group of more than 600 people — mostly representatives of culture, sports and politics.
“We have something to pass on and what to strengthen. And to the credit of the current President, who selflessly and honestly fighting for the interests of Russia. That is why we believe and support it,” said a member of the initiative group, academician Pavel Logachev. It was Putin, according to the scientist, “able to lead the country on the path of creation, without revolutions and upheavals.”
Speakers praised Putin’s achievements in various fields. “Vladimir Putin pays great attention to medicine, it is at the grassroots level,” said the doctor Kirov Sophia voytko. Olympic champion 2016 fencer Sofya Velikaya added that Putin “raised the sport, cares about the future of athletes and their present”.
The President “did a lot for the art and for the Maly theatre in particular,” said the artistic Director of the Maly theatre Yuri Solomin. Pianist Denis Matsuev confessed that he had repeatedly had the opportunity to go to other countries, but “loves to return home where relatives make him his favorite Siberian dumplings”. He called Putin a man of his word.
The head of the volunteer organization “Volunteers of Victory,” Olga Emelchenkova remembered how went along with Putin on the March “Immortal regiment”: “it Was clear that for him it is not the event for show, he felt and experienced along with the people who came to the rally”.
In the end, the audience voted for the nomination of Putin as a presidential candidate. They voted standing up, raising a blue card that says “a Strong President — a strong Russia”. All 668 people were “for”.
The driving force
Among the cultural figures who supported Tuesday at ENEA’s nomination of Putin, was the ballet master Nikolai Tsiskaridze, a doctor Leonid Roshal, produced by Joseph Prigogine and Igor Krutoy, fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin, actor Mikhail Boyarsky, singer Diana Gurtskaya and Polina Gagarina, comedian Mikhail Galustyan.
In addition, the re-election of the President by the public and political figures: journalist Yevgeny Primakov, Jr., and chief editor of “Komsomolskaya Pravda” Vladimir Sungorkin, the ex-Governor of Tula region Vladimir Gruzdev, state Duma deputies Nikolai Valuev, Evgeny Revenko, Victor Seliverstov, Gennady Onishchenko, senators, Andrei Klishas and Konstantin Kosachev.
Candidate for all
In the future, the initiative group members are likely to become agents of the President and will campaign for him in the regions, suggested in a conversation with RBC Director of ISSI Alexander Pozhalov. To this end, and were selected representatives of different sectors who have authority, he said.
The involvement of the initiative group of representatives of the creative intelligentsia, the expert called in an attempt to smooth the conflict with the authorities, happened in the sphere of culture in 2017. We are talking about the persecution of film Director Alexei Uchitel Deputy Natalya Poklonskaya for his movie “Matilda” and the arrest of the head of the “Gogol-center” Kirill Serebrennikov. “Putin distanciruemsa from the Executive, the bureaucracy and communicates directly with the artists and is on their side,” added the analyst.
Putin’s support of famous athletes, actors and musicians — are familiar to voters format, added associate of the Center for political technologies, Alexander Ivakhnik. They always fall in the number of its Trustees, he said RBC. “We need to show support to different sectors of society — that culture, that’s science, that’s working people, he said. New first Deputy head of the presidential administration Sergei Kiriyenko did not invent already existing bike and change tradition.”