Anti-church laws in Ukraine may cause religious strife — Ukrainian Orthodox ChurchWorld May 28, 0:22
Russia’s national football team absolutely clear of doping — doctorSport May 28, 0:14
Russian cyclist Zakarin finishes second in Giro d’Italia Stage 20Sport May 27, 22:27
Putin, Erdogan agree to develop coordination of efforts for settlement in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 19:29
Putin, Rouhani stress importance of joint efforts in settlement of Syrian conflictRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 14:32
Federatsiya spacecraft’s first flight may be rescheduled to 2022 - sourceScience & Space May 27, 14:29
Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at age of 89World May 27, 6:57
More than two-thirds of Russians say would like to venerate St Nicholas’s relicsSociety & Culture May 27, 6:40
Russian space budget may grow this yearScience & Space May 26, 20:48
MOSCOW, October 29 (Itar-Tass) - Adlan Shamsadov, head of the regional branch of the LDPR in the Chechen Republic, sent in his resignation from the post. Aleksey Didenko, deputy of the State Duma, member of the high council of the LDPR, confirmed this to Itar-Tass on Tuesday. “We have received this statement and we are obliged to discuss it and to make the decision,” he said. Didenko has said there can be no other decision but to grant the wish.
Regarding prospects for the continued functioning of the Chechen branch of the LDPR, Didenko made assurances that voluntary dissolution or liquidation is out of question. He has said this is juridically impossible. “The situation is, certainly, nervous now because of ambiguous interpretation of phrases and opinions of LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, taken out of the context, but we continue working,” he said.
Didenko also said that another candidature would be nominated to the post of head of the Chechen branch of the LDPR.
Shamsadov had earlier said that members of the branch were going to quit the party, so that the branch’s activity in the region would stop. He said this decision was motivated by disagreement with the stand of Vladimir Zhirinovsky regarding North Caucasus republics.
However, the official communiqué of the LDPR press service said that not a single statement about quitting the party had come to the central office of the party from the Chechen branch in the recent days. The document also said the head of the branch had been pressurised into quitting.
This was prompted by Zhirinovsky’s pronouncements in Poyedinok (The Duel) talk show on Rossiya 1 TV channel on October 24 in which he, specifically, declared against internal migration of North Caucasus residents. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and other political leaders sharply criticized this stand.