All-Russian protest actions and 60 referendum groups are designated as the minimum September program
The mayor of Novosibirsk, communist Anatoly Lokot, can not guarantee that his parties will be the central square of the city for the rally. Photo of the site www.kprfnsk.ru
When submitting applications for declarations against pension reform, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation urges city centers, but also agrees with the marginal Hyde parks to hold a really completely Russian protest on 2 September. At the same time, coordination of rallies is also difficult in the "left" regions. Work on the establishment of referendum initiative groups in at least 60 subjects from the Russian Federation is in fact completely blocked. According to Nezavisimaya Gazeta, however, it was actions on the street and difficulty to hold the plebiscite that described the leadership of the Communist Party in September as a minimum program.
As for the protests in the past and the future, there was a comment from the Kremlin. According to Dmitry Peskov, the presidential press secretary, Vladimir Putin receives "constant information about everything that happens in all regions of the Russian Federation." Along with other news, stressed Peskov, the head of state is kept abreast of various rallies.
As NG has already written (see the issue of 23.08.18), the federal center seems to be seriously concerned about the growth of the CPRF rating, which is the result of its struggle against the government's bill to improve the age of to increase the citizen's pension. But even more, the Kremlin is apparently afraid to strengthen radical oppositional sentiments in the Communist Party and, consequently, to strengthen its influence on the general protested electorate.
NG perhaps found out that it is therefore difficult for communists to agree on rallies during the preparation of the speeches planned on 2 September in the whole country. According to Vadim Solovyov, head of the Legal Service of the Communist Party, "almost everywhere they try to shorten the communication, referring to some shortcomings." Almost everywhere on the part of the authorities attempts are being made to prevent protests on the central streets and squares. "We have given instructions to conduct difficult negotiations, if necessary, to court," Soloviev explained.
And yet, Soloviev remarked, the main task is not to insist on an ideal platform, but to keep synchronized rallies in the maximum number of cities. Therefore, Soloviev said "NG", the regional committees on a compromise. Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Sergei Obukhov confirmed that the party activists agree and on the hydropark, where the authorities usually try to divert them. According to him, the full Russian scale of the action is really more important.
Meanwhile, the difficulties will probably be overtaken by the Communists, even in regions where their positions are not only strong, but already allow them to come to power. For example, it is not yet clear whether a joint protest by the opposition of the city will take place on September 2 in Novosibirsk on the square in front of the scientific and technical library of the state. The Oblast Committee of the Communist Party, led by the mayor of Novosibirsk, Anatoly Lokot, seems to have had no trouble reconciling. But there is no definitive solution.
A source in the Communist Party explained that the situation does not mean the withdrawal of Elk from the party – and that is how the series of Telegram channels interpreted this. The fact is that the department of the mayor's office, which deals with meetings, is connected with regional authorities and regional siloviki. Nonetheless, assured interlocutor "NG", the action in Novosibirsk will succeed. As long as local Communists continue to refer to the square in front of the library as a location.
Remember that on September 2 there will be a second phase of speeches against pension reform, in which the CPRF wants to play the leading role. The first was held in late July – early August – and was unsuccessful. The third stage is planned for September 22. By that time, there will obviously be another serious subject for the protests. Namely, the actions of the authorities to block the referendum that was initiated by the Communists.
Now, confirmed "NG" Soloviev, the Communist Party has a registration for only two regional subgroups of the minimum required 43 – in the Altai area and the Irkutsk region. Several dozen are in different stages of creation or registration. The procedure of the latter, however, the Communists lose in one region after another. And even in the native Tver area for Solovyov, for example. There were problems with the notary who for one reason or another did not want to earn a single 50,000 rubles for a few hours after he had completed the necessary certification of the signatures of the members of the initiative group.
Similar situations have happened in many other regions of the Russian Federation – while the Communist Party has solved technical problems, the registration committees have registered alternative teams. And now, Soloviev said, it is necessary to decide whether to negotiate with them to unite or expose their antipopulate and pro-government essence. Such a work has started – in Rostov there is a court, in Novosibirsk the investigation about a deep distinction between alternative questions is received.
As Obukhov claimed, the leadership of the Communist Party set the task for the trump to create referendum groups in about 60 regions, and then "to negotiate, go to court, to protest" – in short, a political one campaign. According to him, the party will prove that she can do serious work, despite blocking by the authorities. Solovyov has also guaranteed that the outcome of this work will be, including an appeal to the Constitutional Court. The reason for this is: it appears that the initiators of the referendum can be stopped by claims on similar wording of the problem, and the state organs for one reason or another have the right to ignore this standard and produce alternative groups.