Deputies from Moscow’s Lomonosov district publicly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to resign. They distributed a written address to the head of state, in which they state that after his second term, everything went wrong.
“The doubling of GDP did not happen, the minimum wage did not reach the stated indicators, intelligent and able-bodied people are fleeing Russia en masse, there is no mention of the promised stability,” the deputies also wrote.
The authors of the appeal add that the aggressive rhetoric of Putin and his subordinates has returned Russia back to the Cold War era.
“Your views, your management model are hopelessly out of date and hinder the development of Russia and its human potential,” the MPs address the Russian president.
One of the MPs who signed the call – Timofey Nikolae, commented to “Novaya Gazeta. Europe” that he hopes this example “will give strength to other disaffected people, to show that there are many people who disagree with the current policy in Russia”.
The Lomonosov district regularly votes for the opposition. He is currently represented in the Moscow Duma by Yabloko MP Vladimir Rizhkov, Sega recalls.
A similar protest earlier this week by local lawmakers in St. Petersburg led to them being booked into the police department. Seven deputies asked the State Duma to charge Putin with treason for his decision to launch the invasion of Ukraine.