On the 8th of May the Russian Federation's Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov was fired from the Russian government. This resignation (which actually was a forced one) is highly symbolical and significant for Russia: Surkov started his career in Kremlin, supporting and serving for Vladimir Putin as a main ideologist of Kremlin. He has always been considered as a power broker, an architect of the Russian political system, who resorted to methods of manipulation and clashing between different political groups and forces. However, he decided to turn to the liberal wing of the Russian political elite, as the result of what Putin signed a decree accepting Surkov's resignation.
It was not accidentally that the former leader of Russian Obraz movement, Ilya Goryachev, was detained in Serbia the same day (8th of May) when Putin signed a decree of Surkov's resignation. In fact, Ilya Goryachev got involved in the struggle between different political clans which exist both in the Russian Presidential Administration and the security agencies (FSB). The FSB department, which persecuted and now is persecuting Ilya Goryachev, is the Department of the Constitutional System’s Defense (FSB) – a so called “FSB’s political department”. This department quite often forges cases against political activists.