Georgia’s Orthodox patriarch to visit Moscow to mark Russian patriarch’s 70th birthdaySociety & Culture October 23, 4:21
Iraqi forces enter last settlement on northern approaches to Mosul — mediaWorld October 23, 3:56
Azerbaijan’s president says his country will not increase oil outputBusiness & Economy October 23, 3:29
Second round of parliamentary election to be held in Lithuania on SundayWorld October 23, 2:49
Russian Duma delegation to take part in BRICS forum, IPU Assembly in GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 2:11
Ceasefire in Syria violated 44 times in 24 hours — Russian reconciliation centerWorld October 23, 1:36
Russian national delegation would be more effective at US election — expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 1:09
Russia looks to produce Zika vaccine in Nicaragua — health ministerSociety & Culture October 23, 0:20
Russian diplomat calls to compare death tolls in Iraq under Hussein vs under US ruleRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 21:00
MOSCOW, March 13 (Itar-Tass) —— The leader of United Russia's members in the Duma, Vice-Speaker Andrei Vorobyov described rumours about splitting of the party as an attempt to concoct something.
Earlier, some media reported that the United Russia party late this week may announce it will form three separate blocs and in the future three various Duma factions. They will be formed, allegedly, by the already existing United Russia clubs. As a result, three political factions may be formed – liberal, conservative and patriotic.
“Periodically, various rumours – very good, good and bad – emerge about United Russia,” Vorobyov said.
"I would like to describe yesterday's report as a joke or an attempt to concoct what does not exist at all by its nature," he noted.
"I want to reiterate that when you are delegated to parliament, a regional or federal body of power, they hope you will be occupied here with serious matters," the party leader told reporters.
"Regarding disuniting, breakups or any splits, the party has neither, even in the least, wish, intention nor, all the more, actions," he stressed.
“We are one united team. We realize that we will have serious stages of transformations and changes, and we are able to ensure them. So, these are no more than rumours, suppositions and somebody's fantasies," the politician concluded.