15 Sep 2017 17:59

Debate on possible nomination of woman as presidential candidate in Russia sometimes goes beyond framework of ethics - Golodets

MOSCOW. Sept 15 (Interfax) - Opponents of the nomination of a woman as a presidential candidate in Russia went beyond the framework of ethics in some public speeches, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Gologets said.

A meeting of the Russian government coordination council on the implementation of the national strategic actions in the interests of women in 2017-2022 was held in the government on Thursday.

The meeting participants said that, when the possibility of a woman being nominated as a presidential candidate was being discussed, including in the State Duma, the supported "kept silent" and "those who are against it are making very sharp statements about it."

Deputy Prime Minister Olga Gologets agreed, saying that some statements were inappropriate.

"Even beyond the framework of normal - ethical and moral - norms," she said.

Some media reported in early September that the issue of the possibility of a woman running for president in Russia was being discussed. The reports drew public response. Some public figures and politicians, specifically, Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, spoke against such a scenario.