The first meeting of the Duma of the VIII convocation will take place today. The newly minted parliamentarians have been busy all the last days with pleasant chores, including the division of offices and seats in the State Duma committees. Considering that half of the 450 deputies are newcomers, the work on Okhotny Ryad was in full swing. Who will decide in divided offices according to what laws the country will live?
Middle aged man
The RBC edition compiled a portrait of the average deputy of the State Duma of the VIII convocation. This is a 53-year-old male with a college education without a degree or criminal record. By the way, in the last convocation the deputies were about a year younger. But this year there are more women. But this, of course, is the average temperature in the hospital. Today the youngest parliamentarian is 22 years old Georgy Arapov from the “New People”, who first got into the State Duma. Oldest – 85-year-old United Russia Vladimir Resin, which has already proved itself by its work in the last convocation.
Among the newcomers, the overwhelming majority are officials (53 people). Moreover, both at the federal and regional levels. Here is the former Deputy Minister of Defense Andrey Kartapolov, and ex-minister of labor and head of the FIU Maxim Topilin, and former Minister of Natural Resources Dmitry Kobylkin… There are fewer people from regional legislative assemblies in parliament, but there are more social activists.
Also, 4 senators from the upper one moved to the lower house: Alexander Babakov (he represented the Tambov region in the Federation Council), Tatiana Kusayko (Murmansk region), Sergey Leonov (Smolensk region) and Victor Smirnov (Ivanovo region). There are enough in parliament and former governors (10) with retired mayors (20).
From the Forbes list
The average annual income of deputies of the VIII convocation, according to data for 2020, is 61.5 million rubles, and on average they have 100 million rubles in their bank accounts. This is significantly more than in the last convocation: 23.5 million and 69.2 million rubles. respectively.
This growth came at the expense of a few newcomers. For example, the richest turned out to be Andrey Gorokhov with an annual income in the declaration of 7.5 billion rubles. Plus, he has 11.2 billion rubles in his accounts. Gorokhov is the owner of the company producing Miramistin. Therefore, even at the stage of filing declarations, no one was surprised at his houses and apartments in Russia and Austria, 1 million shares of Aeroflot, 2.5 million shares of Gazprom, as well as shares of Norilsk Nickel, Inter RAO UES, LUKOIL, MTS and Tatneft. It seems that during the spring campaign for the publication of declarations of parliamentarians on income and expenses, the new MP Gorokhov will push the senator from Kamchatka off the pedestal Valeria Ponomareva, which in the last declaration had “only” 4.1 billion.
Another Newcomer Rich – Founder Faberlic, Leader of New People Alexey Nechaev… He has an annual income of 4.4 billion and another 1 billion rubles. On account. At the same time, judging by the declaration, he owns neither land plots, nor apartments, nor transport. Nechaev managed to push to third place last year’s Duma the leader in income of the founder of the meat processing company ABI Group Grigory Anikeeva (2.7 billion rubles of income, 3.2 billion rubles in accounts).
In general, in the current State Duma, 6 deputies at once managed to appear in the list of 200 richest businessmen of Forbes. In particular, this year it hit Andrey Skoch with a family ($ 8.6 billion, 21st place), Leonid Simanovsky ($ 1.6 billion) and the former owner of the largest juice producer Lebedyansky Nikolay Bortsov (550 million dollars).
There are, of course, among the recruits and completely impoverished parliamentarians. For example, the former chairman of the DPR Council of Ministers, Alexander Borodai, indicated zero income. But at the same time, he tells reporters that he lives on the proceeds from the sale of property. Say, he used to be in business and was not a poor man, but now he lives on what he earned.
Athletes, generals and dynasties
Everything is in order in the new convocation and with representatives of the creative intelligentsia. Besides the actor Dmitry Pevtsov and singer Denis Maidanov in the plenary hall there will be 22 representatives of the media and TV presenters. They will be accompanied by 18 athletes and 13 generals. The new Duma has 8 Heroes of Russia and the USSR.
There are enough recognizable faces among the newcomers. This is the ex-mayor of Yakutsk Sardana Avksentieva, former KVNschik Sangadzhi Tarbaev (based on the results of today’s meeting, he may head the committee on tourism), economist Mikhail Delyagin, polymath Anatoly Wasserman, TV presenter Evgeny Popov etc.
The parliament will have 22 deputies who are under sanctions. And two more people’s representatives, whose fathers used to work in the State Duma. So, in the Irkutsk region of his father Alexey Krasnoshtanov changed son Anton Krasnoshtanov, who ran for the EP. And the communist deputy who died in 2020 Vakha Agaeva his son will replace him Bekkhan. True, he was elected from the United Russia and was already a deputy in the VI convocation. However, parliamentary dynasties are nothing new for Okhotny Ryad. Once upon a time, a son and a father sat in the same room Gudkovs, and the company Vladimir Zhirinovsky his son made up for many years Igor Lebedev… The latter decided this time to take a break from lawmaking.
Experts say there are many lobbyists in the new parliament. The alcoholic, tobacco, pharmaceutical, banking lobby, retail and housing and communal services sector will have their legislative support. There are many deputies – representatives of the construction, agricultural and food industries. We will learn very soon how this fact will affect our life and the emergence of new laws governing it. The new Duma does not intend to swing for a long time – the parliamentarians are full of already submitted initiatives, and the election promises generously distributed in the summer must be started somehow.