Gennady Gudkov to stay in State Duma as aide to A Just Russia deputy

A Just Russia leader Sergei Mironov said Gennady Gudkov, who has recently lost his mandate in the State Duma, will become an aide to an A Just Russia deputy and will take an active part in the work of the party's faction in the State Duma.

"He will become an aide to a member of our faction. This person will be Dmitry Gudkov or a different person," Mironov told reporters on Monday.

Gudkov will take an active part in the work of the faction, Mironov said.

"He is an active member of our party and will continue his political activities. You will, of course, see him in the State Duma because he will be a deputy's aide," Mironov said.

Mironov said Gudkov will not be able to take part in plenary sessions of the State Duma and speak from the tribune.

"However, no one can prohibit him from having his viewpoint and making critical statements," Mironov said.

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