2017-04-20 18:17:00

United Russia not to support legislation on Lenin's reburial as it splits society - Duma deputy

Moscow, April 20, Interfax - The draft legislation on the reburial of Vladimir Lenin's remains has not been discussed among the parliamentary majority and therefore has no chance of being adopted, a member of the United Russia party's leadership said.

"United Russia seeks to discuss bills aimed at strengthening accord in society rather than splitting it," Yevgeny Revenko, deputy secretary of the United Russia General Council and a State Duma deputy, said on Facebook on Thursday.

Revenko pointed out that several members of the United Russia parliamentary faction, namely Yevgeny Marchenko, Alexander Bryksin and Vitaly Bakhmetyev, had joined their colleagues Ivan Sukharev, Vladimir Sysoyev and Alexander Kurdyumov from the Liberal Democratic Party faction in drafting the bill on reburying Lenin's remains.

"I would like to point out that the colleagues have never consulted the faction, let alone the [entire] party. We have not discussed the initiative. This means that it has no prospect," Revenko said.