Secretary OP the Russian Federation called for the strengthening of the independence of civic chambers of regions

MOSCOW, June 19. /TASS/. Elected on 19 June, the Secretary of the Public chamber (OP) of the Russian Federation Valery Fadeyev believes that the authorities of some regions put pressure on the local public chamber and urged to strengthen their independence.

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“Some of the public chamber in the regions are functioning very effectively. But for the most part, unfortunately, is under pressure from the authorities, under pressure from governors,” – said Fadeev told reporters.

In his opinion, the regional chamber choose people “who have no opportunity to loudly and clearly Express their opinion.” “Here, we need to work on strengthening of civic chambers of regions”, – he stressed, urging “to increase the distance between the power and public chambers, distance of independence” .

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