Russian fighters scrambled 14 times in past week to intercept foreign aircraft — ministryMilitary & Defense June 23, 6:17
EU summit participants show unity on anti-Russian sanctions — MerkelWorld June 23, 4:11
Moldovan parliament refuses to hold no confidence vote in Foreign Minister Andrei GalburWorld June 23, 2:03
Google.ru’s temporary ban should serve as reminder to others — lawmakerBusiness & Economy June 23, 1:59
Russian lawmaker slams EU’s decision to extend sanctions on Moscow as absurdRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 23, 0:32
IOC spokesperson confirms Bach’s words about possible sanctions on RussiaSport June 22, 23:27
Germany-Chile Confederations Cup encounter in Kazan ends with 1-1 drawSport June 22, 23:12
Putin praises Moscow International Film FestivalSociety & Culture June 22, 21:49
Russian football team getting ready for game with MexicoSport June 22, 21:38
MOSCOW, March 05. /ITAR-TASS/. Co-chairman of the RPR-Parnas Party Mikhail Kasyanov said there are no “legal risks” related to the resignation of his colleague Vladimir Ryzhkov and a number of his associates.
“We've got six statements on quitting the Party at Perm and Barnaul branches,” Kasyanov told reporters on Wednesday. “There are no legal risks for the Party (in this regard).”
He called Ryzhkov's decision to quit RPR-Parnas “emotional” and “ill-considered.” “The doors are open for him,” he added.
According to Kasyanov, the Party's federal Political Council will re-register ten Party branches. “It has nothing to do with Ryzhkov's resignation; re-registration is carried out wherever the Political Council has incomplete understanding of the Party's real membership,” he said.
As for future plans, Kasyanov did not rule out that “consolidation of democratic forces will continue” after the regional elections and that opposition leader Alexei Navalny's Party of Progress might merge with RPR-Parnas and the December 5 Party which has no formal registration.
On February 8, RPR-Parnas split as Vladimir Ryzhkov, one of the three co-chairpersons and a group of his allies, left Party ranks. Ryzhkov explained his resignation by “ideological differences”. RPR-Parnas had considered possible cooperation with nationalists and radical leftists as well as cooperation with the authorities and participation in the election. Ryzhkov's supporters did not rule the possibility to revive the Republican Party of Russia. A number of experts outlined negative prospects for RPR-Parnas saying that Party membership could eventually plunge to below 500 which is necessary for its registration by government bodies.