Pavel Astakhov wrote a letter of resignation

Children’s Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov

Children’s Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov will soon leave his post, says the Duma is close to the guide, the source of RBC and podtverdit two close to the Kremlin interlocutor. According to one of them, Astakhov wrote a letter of resignation.

“We have this information do not confirm, — said RBC Advisor on information policy of Plenipotentiary for the rights of the child Renat Abdeev. Now Pavel Astakhov is the event in the Ministry of foreign Affairs together with the President”

While no decree about Astakhov was not, told RBC press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. He added that he had not seen the statements of the Commissioner for resignation.

A source close to the Kremlin, told RBC that to Astakhov in recent times there had been a lot of claims. We are talking about dealing with child victims, and his statements about “shrivelled” women”. “The petition demanding the resignation gathered more than 150 thousand signatures”, — said the interlocutor of RBC.

Astakhov is remembered for his controversial remarks against women and children. In particular, a great public resonance was caused by his phrase “Well, how was your swim?” during a conversation with survivors of the tragedy on the Syamozero children.

Commenting on reports about the wedding of 17-year-old resident of the village of Baytarki Kheda-Louise Goylabievoy and 57-year-old head of the police Department Nozhai-Yurt district of Chechnya Nagada guchigova, Astakhov said that in the Caucasus puberty is sooner. “There are places where women are already 27 years shriveled, and by our standards it under 50,” said the Ombudsman in an interview to RSN. Astakhov advocated the establishment of a moratorium on adoptions of Russian orphans by foreigners, and subsequently supported the Dima Yakovlev law.

After the scandal of statements Astakhov in time, a conversation with the survivors on the Syamozero children the network was to spread the petition to fire Astakhov. “We urge the state and society give to this statement an objective evaluation,” — said in the text of the petition published on the website A day after saying Astakhov, the petition has collected about 60 thousand signatures. The children’s Ombudsman also said that the website vote “bots,” reports life. “There come a large number of e-bots, there is no need to register,” — said Astakhov.

Astakhov is holding the post of the Ombudsman for children since 2009. To work the Ombudsman for children he was the head of “the bar of Pavel Astakhov”. Among his customers were the mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov, the head of audit chamber Sergey Stepashin. He led his show “the Hour of judgment”. On the eve of elections of the state Duma of 2007, he headed the all-Russian movement “For Putin!”.