Deputies of the State Duma of the seventh convocation on Wednesday, October 5, will gather for the first plenary meeting. In anticipation of this event, information Agency RBK, examining data on income and the business of Parliament came to the conclusion that the richest of them is the representative of the party “United Russia” of the Arkhangelsk region Andrey Palkin.
Income Arkhangelsk businessman for 2015, as appears from his Declaration, made almost 1.5 billion rubles. He owns 56 apartments in the Arkhangelsk region and three in the Moscow region, as well as some 200 vehicles, most of them construction equipment.
It is noteworthy that the Palkin as a Deputy of the regional Duma in April 2016 declared the 483 million rubles earned in 2015. Later on the website of the election Commission of the Arkhangelsk region were reported on his income of nearly 1.5 billion rubles. Back in August at the debates, the businessman, as reported IA “Belomorkanal”, explained that the first amount of his personal income, the second – a total gross turnover of the holding headed by him.
Palkin does business in the city of Kotlas of the Arkhangelsk region since the 1990s years: he owns eight companies, mainly engaged in the construction of roads and residential buildings.
The five elected deputies, telling about the biggest incomes in 2015, with Palkin got his party colleagues. Second place went to Leonid Simanovsky. He not only earned for 2015 909 million rubles, but also has Bank accounts 3 billion. In addition, Simanovsky owns a 1.6% stake in NOVATEK. In the ranking of the magazine Forbes “Richest businessmen of Russia” in 2016, he got on the 87-th place with a fortune of 0.95 billion. It Simanovsky occupied the first position among the deputies of the Duma of last convocation with the largest income in 2015.
In third place among the MPs of the new convocation – Nikolai Fighters with income of more than 799 million (second place in the Duma of the sixth convocation at the end of 2015). He also holds 144th place in the ranking “the Richest businessmen of Russia” in 2016, with a status of 0.55 billion. The size of the Bank account of Fighters – champion among the deputies, he has declared a record 9.6 billion rubles, said RBC. In the Duma of last convocation the third place was Alexander Kretova revenue in 2015 amounted to 415,39 million.
Alexander Skorobogatko, occupying the fourth place in the ranking by income indicated in the Declaration earned 745 million rubles. In the ranking of Forbes, the Deputy took 40 th place among the richest Russian businessmen with a fortune of 2.3 billion dollars.
Closes the top-5 the owner of a group of companies ABI Grigory Anikeev, earned in 2015, a little less than 600 million rubles. A year ago, United Russia took the first position among the richest deputies reported he earned in 2014 995 million 061 thousand rubles.
In the top-20 members, which received last year the highest income fell and the main applicant for an armchair of the Chairman of the state Duma, the former first Deputy head of the presidential administration Vyacheslav Volodin. He reported earned in 2015, 87 million. In comparison with Volodin income of the former speaker of the lower chamber Sergey Naryshkin, declared last year only 9 million rubles, expressionless look.
Deputies greet Putin
Wednesday, October 5, with a parting word to deputies of the new Duma, which will convene for the first plenary meeting will address Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The President will start the day in the State Duma. At the first meeting he will appeal to the deputies of the new convocation”, – said yesterday the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, quoted by TASS. Before, the President personally welcomed the newly elected Deputy corps only once – in December 2003.
On Okhotny Ryad invited speaker of the state Duma of the sixth convocation Sergei Naryshkin and the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, the management of government, higher courts and the Prosecutor General’s office, the accounting chamber, CEC, and members of the Presidium of the Council of legislators.
At the first meeting of parliamentarians should determine the structure of the lower house and elect its leadership, so that at the next meeting on Friday, October 7, without delay to start work.
According to the rule enshrined in the Constitution, the first session will open the oldest member. This time honorable mission will perform a Nobel laureate, a member of the Communist party faction 86-year-old Zhores Alferov. He will announce the results of the September elections.
The Presidium will also be the most experienced deputies from other factions: Valentina Tereshkova (United Russia), LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky and spywares Galina Khovanskaya. Each of the elders will also be given the right to pronounce a short speech. Deputies then proceed to the choice of the speaker, his deputies and heads of committees.
We will remind, on September 24, the party “United Russia” at the joint meeting of the higher and General councils , approved by the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, whose candidature was proposed by President Vladimir Putin. Later, the Communist party said it will nominate its candidate for the main post of the Duma Deputy Dmitry Novikov. Thus, the election of the Chairman of the state Duma will be held on an alternative basis.
On the eve of the first meeting of the Duma faction, as in the past the convocation concluded among themselves a “package deal” on the distribution of leadership positions. As in the sixth Duma, “United Russia” will receive five Vice-speaker positions, including chair of first Vice speaker, one post of first Deputy Chairman is the Communist party, and one “normal” LDPR and “Fair Russia”.
At its “quota” United Russia nominate five candidates – first Deputy speaker of the chamber of last convocation Alexander Zhukov, the Secretary of the General Council of the party Sergei Neverov, the leader of the faction Vladimir Vasiliev (both held the same positions in the “sixth” Duma elections), Irina Yarovaya, formerly head of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption, and TV presenter Peter Tolstoy, the first time izbivshego in Parliament.
The position of first Vice-speaker from the Communist party, expected to keep Ivan Melnikov, your post will remain and Igor Lebedev from the liberal democratic party. Spravedlivorossy in place were not included in the new convocation of Alexander Romanovich invited Olga Epifanova, who previously headed the Committee on family, women and children.
After the election of the Vice-speakers of the state Duma will be engaged in the approval of candidates for the posts of chairmen of committees and their forms to the Commission on questions of Deputy ethics and on control over reliability of data on incomes, about property and obligations of property character represented by deputies.
Parliamentarians have to adjust the rules of the house and determine the order of operation of single-seat districts. According to the prepared amendments, all deputies who are elected according to party lists and single-member districts and were nominated by the respective political party, will be automatically recorded in its fraction. In addition, one of the four factions in the personal statement will be able to join the other deputies, who are elected from parties that did not pass in the Duma.
The leaders of two such parties – Alexei Zhuravlev (“homeland”) and Rifat Shaikhutdinov (Civic platform) – have already declared that do not intend to join any factions.