Astakhov will leave his post after the holiday

Authorized under the RF President on the rights of the child Pavel Astakhov at a press briefing in Simferopol

Presidential Commissioner for children’s rights Pavel Astakhov will leave his post after the holiday, according to TASS, “Interfax” and “RIA Novosti” with reference to a senior source in the presidential administration.

Previously two of the interlocutor of RBC in the Kremlin told me that Astakhov wrote a statement on vacation with the subsequent dismissal. On the eve of the Ombudsperson confirmed to RBC that he decided to resign, but the decision on its dismissal should be taken by the President.

“After a very serious and Frank conversation [with Russian President Vladimir Putin] I applied, but the decision of the President”, — said Astakhov.

About the possible resignation of Ombudsman for children the source of RBC, close to the state Duma and the presidential administration, said on June 30.

The interlocutors RBC argued that the resignation will happen on the totality of the circumstances: because of the statement about “shrivelled women, failed to communicate with victims in Karelia children, as well as issues that arose from the anti-corruption Department of the Kremlin.