Mundep, who called for “Noon against Putin”, was left with a mandate

Mundep, who called for “Noon against Putin”, was left with a mandate


In St. Petersburg, the Municipal Council of Deputies of the “Ulyanka” MoU deprived independent deputy Nikita Kirillov of his mandate. The reason for this was a representation from the district prosecutor’s office, which allegedly found flaws in Kirillov’s declaration.

Kirillov was elected to the municipality in 2019 as a self-nominated candidate. Before that, he was an activist in his district. In the fall of 2022, he left Russia, fearing to be mobilized, and since then has participated in municipal council meetings remotely.

According to Kirillov, he submitted his declaration with the help of the tax service, so he is sure that there could be no errors in it and there were no complaints about the declaration before the elections. Before the vote on March 17, a deputy in a group of residents of Ulyanka called to come to the polling stations at noon, and then gave an interview about it to the Finnish mass media. After that, Kirillov was reported to the police.

The day before, the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg dissolved the “Smolny” and “Lygovka-Yamskaya” municipal councils due to the fact that they allegedly did not meet for several months. Most of the deputies in these councils were representatives of opposition forces or self-nominated. Deputies of “Smolny” called on the State Duma to charge Putin with treason because of the military invasion of Ukraine.

  • The Russian opposition called on everyone who does not agree with the policy of the current Russian President Vladimir Putin to come to the polling stations on the last day of voting, March 17 at 12:00 local time. The action was called “Noon against Putin”. At this time, large queues of those wishing to vote formed in many cities of Russia – Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Tomsk, Perm, Chelyabinsk, Novosibirsk.


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