The re-election of Vyacheslav Lebedev as the head of the highest judicial body for a new term did not end staff intrigues: the question of deputy chairmen of the RF Armed Forces should be decided by mid-December. A PASMI source talked about two moves, one of which will be able to maintain its post, and the other will be indicated on the way out.
At the end of September, the Federation Council re-elected Vyacheslav Lebedev as chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. There were no other candidates - Lebedev was the only one who was recommended to be appointed to the high post by the Higher Qualification Collegium of Judges.
Interestingly, this time we decided on the chief judge of Russia much earlier than the expiration of Lebedev’s term of office - his previous contract ended in May 2010. According to the source of PASMI, the question of who will become chairman of the Armed Forces, the country's leadership certainly wanted to decide before the end of the year. The editorial staff then said that, along with Lebedev, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev could apply for this post. But no surprises happened - Vyacheslav Lebedev, who has been heading the country's highest court since 1989, will remain president for another six years.
But now a new intrigue has arisen - who will take the post of deputy chairman of the Supreme Court. According to the source of PASMI, this issue should be resolved by mid-December. As the interlocutor of the publication said, so far there is clarity on two out of seven candidates.
In particular, it is known that Vasily Nechaev, chairman of the Judicial Collegium for Civil Cases, will remain at his post. He has been Deputy Lebedev since 2006.
In 2014, when the Supreme Court was merged with the Supreme Arbitration Court, Nechaev could leave his post - he did not receive the recommendation of the Special Qualification Collegium of Judges the first time, although he was the only candidate. The reason was “questions for children”: Nechayev’s son at that time worked in the FAS of Moscow Region, and before that he was a judge of the Moscow Arbitration Court. The candidate’s daughter also worked in the same court. But then, apparently, these issues were removed.
Last year, Vasily Nechaev again nearly lost his job due to reaching the age limit of 70 years. The Higher Qualification Collegium of Judges even announced the opening of a vacancy for the head of the Judicial Collegium for Civil Cases of the RF Armed Forces. But soon he entered the State Duma, and then a law was passed that increased the age limit for deputy presidents of the Supreme Court to 76 years. Most likely, this is a simple coincidence, but, as the PASMI source notes, a good working relationship has developed between Vyacheslav Lebedev and Vasily Nechaev.
Meanwhile, Internet resources wrote about the active joint work of Nechaev with Vladimir Pligin, a former deputy of the State Duma. Pligin was called one of the main lobbyists of the lower house of parliament, and according to journalists, his interests were lobbied in the Supreme Court by Deputy Lebedev.