“Fair Russia” in St. Petersburg will change the head. Shishkina refused to support Prigozhin – February 1, 2023
The St. Petersburg branch of the Just Russia party is holding a conference to select a new party leader. As Marina Shishkina, the vice-speaker of the St. Petersburg parliament and the current head of the party in St. Petersburg, told Fontanka, she will step down as party leader.
“We are planning elections. I served two terms. A change will come to me – Moscow will recommend Nadezhda Tikhonova (former deputy of the Legislative Assembly, niece of Sergei Mironov. — Approx. ed.),” Shishkina said.
In addition, the vice speaker added that he did not intend to support an alliance with Yevgeny Prigozhin and the Wagner PMC, as stated by the federal leader of the federal party, Sergei Mironov.
“For me, it was an unexpected decision by Sergei Mironov. He probably has the right to such a decision. I doubt that this idea will evoke much support in St. Petersburg. By chance, you have a person standing in front of you who considers it impossible, ”she added.
Sergei Mironov has recently become a regular guest at the PMC Wagner Center. In addition, he initiated the discussion of the legalization of PMCs in the State Duma. Yevgeny Prigozhin presented Mironov with a sledgehammer (a video about the cold-blooded sledgehammer club of Yevgeny Nuzhin, a former prisoner, a PMC fighter who surrendered, was published by anonymous telegram channels, including those associated with the Patriot group and Prigozhin).