LDPR leader Leonid Slutsky
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In February 2022 Vladimir Zhirinovsky passed away. The leader of the Liberal Democratic Party died in hospital from the coronavirus. Soon the party was headed by Leonid Slutsky. A year has passed since he was at the head of the Liberal Democratic Party and, as the politician admits, this year taught him a lot.
– First of all, the fact that being the leader of the oldest parliamentary party of the new Russia is a difficult burden and responsibility. Second, that regardless of someone’s expectations, you should always remain yourself. It is impossible and there is no need to be the second Zhirinovsky, ”Leonid Slutsky argues in his column in Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
The party faces ambitious tasks, the vector was determined by Vladimir Zhirinovsky, and time corrects the goals. The main one is to save a great country and to speak honestly about what is happening.
This foundation was laid by the founder of the party, Vladimir Volfovich, he was a strong analyst, capable of analyzing information, so his forecasts were met with enviable consistency. Now the Liberal Democratic Party talks about the arrival of an era of change and the rebirth of Russia. The process is not easy and, unfortunately, it is washed in blood, but the Russian people are always ready to defend in an unequal battle anyone unfairly offended, enslaved, deprived of rights, language, identity. This is exactly what happened to residents of the DPR, LPR, and other regions.
There is a lot of work ahead and the party has proposed many initiatives to improve the lives of Russians. It is necessary to restore order in the field of migration to avoid confrontations and violations of the interests of the local population.
“We are ready to make the protection of the interests of indigenous citizens while preserving and protecting the interests of migrants, including criminal elements within these communities, one of the central points of the agenda,” says Leonid Slutsky.
Another issue that is acutely building in the country is the birth rate. The statistics are inexorable: the natural decline of the population for 2021-2022 amounted to 1 million 600 thousand people, while the programs to stimulate the birth rate do not lead to a rebound. Therefore, it is necessary to change the approach, to give people freedom and a sense of confidence in the future, including financial.
“Parental capital” can sustain families. This is a radical new initiative. Until now, the figures are 500 thousand rubles at once for the birth of a child in an official marriage and a million – for each subsequent to the third.
– But at the same time, it is proposed to tighten the legislation regarding those who do not pay alimony, and in the event of a divorce, a happy father will be obliged to return a significant part of his father’s capital from his income. Yes, this is quite an unexpected and radical way! says the politician.
And, according to the Liberal Democratic Party, a four-day work week will help solve the demographic problem. The birth waves occur for periods of 9 subsequent months, deferred from January 1, March 8, February 23 and May holidays.
– A person also needs free time. In general, it is about normalizing the balance between work activity and free time, which a person should devote to rest in order to improve and strengthen his family. This is a very important social issue, concludes the party leader.