Mikhail Abdalkin, a deputy of the Samara Regional Duma from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, published a video on his page in social networks in which he watches President Vladimir Putin's address to the Federal Assembly. At the same time, the deputy has long noodles hanging on his ears, he nods his head, looking at the monitor.
“At the request of the Deputy Chairman of the Samara Provincial Duma, Antimonova M.Yu., I listened to a two-hour message from the President. Fully support, totally agree, great performance. I have not heard anything like this in the last 23 years. Pleasantly surprised,” wrote Abdalkin.
The press service of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation called the act of the Samara deputy stupidity and promised that he would not be left without attention from the leadership of the faction in the Samara Regional Duma. “You just need to give an assessment of your professional activities in general, maybe he is not doing that, maybe he has some other interests in life,” said Alexander Yushchenko, head of the party's press service. He also accused Abdalkin of being too enthusiastic about virtual life to the detriment of real deeds.
The actions of the Samara deputy were criticized by the State Duma deputy from United Russia Alexander Khinshtein. “A strange, to say the least, trick, more appropriate for a Ukrainian, but not a Russian deputy. I hope the leadership of the Communist Party will be able to rein in their fellow party member, ”wrote Khinshtein.
Earlier, the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov, speaking in the Duma, praised Putin's speech. “The message is of an exclusively principled nature. I am sure that both supporters and opponents will study it carefully,” Zyuganov said.
The day before, in the Kaluga region, the police began checking against a deputy of the district assembly, who, according to media reports, did not stand up during the performance of the Russian anthem. The deputy's name is Alexander Lependin, he is a member of the Communist Party. Vyacheslav Parfenov, the head of the administration of the Maloyaroslavetsky district, promised to bring the deputy to administrative responsibility, as well as send the case to the committee on deputy ethics for consideration.