First Deputy head of the presidential administration Sergei Kiriyenko on the evening of November 1, spoke in the Kremlin with the spin doctors on the topic of the upcoming presidential election and preserving the stability of the political system in the country. It is reported by RBC with reference to sources close to the Kremlin.

At a closed meeting attended by the head of the Political expert group Konstantin Kalachev, political scientists Andrey Kolyadin Oleg Matveychev, the General Director of Agency of political and economic communications Dmitry Orlov, the General Director of PR-Agency “IMA-consulting” Vartan Sarkisov and Director of the Center for political conjuncture Alexei Chesnakov, who is considered close to the presidential aide Vladislav Surkov, enumerates the Agency.

From the administration of the President in addition Kirienko was head of the Department of internal policy Andrey Yarin and his two deputies – Timur Prokopenko, responsible for interaction with political parties and youth, and Sergei Novikov, in charge of interaction with mass media.

“The meeting was of an informal character, were talking over tea, – said one of interlocutors of the Agency. – Discussed the agenda of the coming presidential campaign, the technology that could be used, and the broader subject – the future political system.”

Invited invited comments on how the government can “effectively to win the presidential election” and in General “to preserve the stability of the political system” in Russia. Kiriyenko himself during the meeting said almost nothing, listened to and recorded, said participants of a private event.

“Discussed possible picture of the campaign than to build it, what groups of the population rely on. Talked about the trends that will define these elections,” – said another participant of the meeting.

According to the source RBC, close to the presidential administration, the Kremlin tasked to conduct the upcoming elections with high turnout, a candidate representing the government, received a high score. It is expected that the candidate will again be Vladimir Putin, although he himself is not stated.

Before Kirienko, according to sources, the Agency “seeks softer to build relations with the regions, not stooping to the Governor,” since “in the Kremlin, in particular, fear that the economic crisis will raise the head of separatism”.

Sources in the Kremlin said that Kiriyenko holds a series of meetings with representatives of the expert community asks them “to speak about the medium-term agenda, major themes, risks and challenges.”

October 28, Kiriyenko talked to sociologists and political scientists, wrote “Kommersant”. According to the newspaper, the meeting was attended by head of the center of political technologies Igor Bunin, of the Institute of socio-economic and political research Dmitry Badovsky, the development Fund civil society Konstantin Kostin, the Fund “Petersburg politics” Mikhail Vinogradov, head of the research group ZIRCON Igor Zadorin, the Director of the Institute for social analysis and forecasting Ranhigs Tatiana Maleva.

2 November Kiriyenko is scheduled another meeting with sociologists, told RBC sources.

Earlier media reports suggested that a surprise to many forecasters the decision of the Russian leadership on the appointment of Kiriyenko “changer” Vyacheslav Volodin, aimed to conduct a successful election campaign and presidential elections, which could not take place in 2018, and early in 2017.

Some media reports have suggested that the new curator of internal policy of the Kremlin may have to engage in party reform and the creation of a large democratic party, which will nominate a single candidate in the presidential elections of 2018. However, many political scientists call Kiriyenko a system and state the person who will unquestioningly obey Putin.



Kiriyenko in the Kremlin had listened to political strategists about the upcoming presidential campaign 02.11.2016

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