The Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko criticized the intention of the presenter Xenia Sobchak to position himself as the candidate “against all”. About this newspaper “Vedomosti”, owned by the family of businessman Demian Kudryavtseva, Wednesday, October 25.
“The count “against all” and the candidate “against all” — it is absolutely different things. If the person is a candidate for the presidential elections, his main task and duty is to get with the program”, — said the speaker.
She stressed that the candidate who wants to replace the column “against all” is needed for this to turn into the ballot box. Matviyenko suggested that the presenter will change the approach to participate in the elections and begin to position themselves as a real contender.
Sobchak announced his intention to compete for the highest office on October 18. The presenter explained that he would try to replace the missing in bulletins the column “against all”. She believes that in this way it is possible to turn the situation on the presidential election and to establish new rules of the game. This opinion she expressed during her first press conference. Then Sobchak said that from the point of view of international law the Crimea belongs to Kiev, but Moscow has violated the Budapest Memorandum of 1994 guaranteeing Ukraine’s security in exchange for abandonment of nuclear weapons.
Statement of Violations of the status of the Peninsula has caused a wide public resonance. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that “de jure and de facto the Crimea is an integral part of the Russian Federation”. In turn, the LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky called on to put TV presenter.