The chairman of United Russia Dmitry Medvedev presented membership cards to the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnik. About it reported on the party website.
Acting head of the Tambov region administration Maxim Egorov, the head of the Republic of Mordovia Artem Zdunov, the governor of the Irkutsk region Igor Kobzev, the head of Komi Vladimir Uyba, the minister of education Sergei Kravtsov and State Duma deputies Denis Maidanov, Maria Butina, Andrey Gurulev, Tatyana Dyakonova also became members of United Russia. , Leonid Ivlev, Maxim Topilin.
The party congress also re-elected Dmitry Medvedev as party chairman, and Boris Gryzlov as chairman of the party’s supreme council.
In 2018, candidates for the posts of heads of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass, approved by Moscow, won practically “dry” with a high turnout. According to the Central Election Commissions, more than 1.6 million people came to polling stations in the DPR at that time. It is believed that this is over 80% of the population of the republic. In the LPR, 77% of voters voted. The Insider spoke with local residents and sources to find out how the Kremlin has ensured such a turnout and results that are beneficial to the Russian authorities.