The leader of «United Russia», Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev traveled around the country last year during the Federal election campaign, and the fall in the number of his visits to the regions not associated with the release of the opposition leader Alexei Navalny «He’s not Dimon.»
This was stated by press-Secretary Medvedev Natalia Timakova in response to the message in the media that the reduction in the number of trips and meetings of the Prime Minister due to the fall of its popularity, says RBC.
«This is absolutely not true. The newspaper did not bother to scrutinize the website of the Prime Minister, which shows all his visits and meetings with the governors,» – said Timakova.
She added that Medvedev as the Chairman «an United Russia» takes an active part in the campaign in those regions where it goes.
«At the moment in its schedule the five regions to visit, where elections will be held in two he was already – that of Omsk and North Ossetia, three ahead of the trip to Nizhny Novgorod, Krasnodar and Udmurtia. In addition, the Prime Minister since April, has met with eight governors of the regions where the elections are held. Need to travel in a region is taken jointly with the leadership of the party and the presidential administration, because in some of these regions there goes the President,» she explained.
The press Secretary emphasized that to compare the travel schedule this year with what it was in 2016, is incorrect, since then «went millions of times more» because of the election.
«The Prime Minister’s job in General is broader than just electoral regions. During the reporting period was eight trips in other regions which are equally important to us. Plus now there is an active budget process and passes through several meetings a day,» she summed up.
July 13, the newspaper «Vedomosti» citing sources close to the Kremlin said that Medvedev travels to the regions, where in September will be held gubernatorial elections, due to low ratings that are associated with the film opposition leader Alexei Navalny «He’s not Dimon.»
In the investigation of the Fund of struggle against corruption it is alleged that the Russian Prime Minister and his entourage created a criminal scheme based on charitable funds managed by friends, classmates and confidants of the Prime Minister.
March 26 in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities held demonstrations demanding the resignation of Medvedev.
In April, according to the survey «Levada-center», the level of distrust of the Russians to Medvedev was the highest in 11 years.
Medvedev’s press Secretary has denied that he refused to travel to the regions because of the movie «He’s not Dimon» 13.07.2017