The commander of airborne troops Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov
According to the newspaper “Kommersant”, the management of “United Russia” discussing the possibility of inclusion Shamanov in the list of candidates in deputies of the State Duma. It is as possible to win in single-mandate election district, and the inclusion of the General in the top five of the Federal list (if this order is approved).
The newspaper’s sources indicate that it is possible to transfer Shamanov from military service to civilian can be associated with the rotation of senior commanders. However, they doubt that Aria in General may be offered any decent position.
According to “Kommersant”, the management had no claims to Shamanov, who commanded military forces in Chechnya and Abkhazia, and was also responsible for the actions of our Marines during operations in the Crimea and Syria.
Thus Shamans had already left military service, winning in 2000 gubernatorial elections in the Ulyanovsk region. However, in 2004, he received the support of “United Russia” and after a short spell in the office of the Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov returned to the Ministry of defence.
The newspaper’s sources believe that if elected to the state Duma Shamans can lead the lower house Committee for defense, succeeding former black sea fleet commander Vladimir Komoedov, representing the Communist party.