The Communist party considers the Director of the state farm. Lenin as a candidate for the presidential elections

MOSCOW, December 22. /TASS/. The candidature of the Director of the Moscow Lenin state farm is actively being considered by the Communist party for nomination for the presidential elections 2018. This was stated to journalists on Friday, the Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, answering the question about the candidate from his party.

“The company of Pavel Grudinina was the best in the country, it is no coincidence that his candidacy is under active consideration in all national-Patriotic forces, but the decision is made by Congress of the [Communist] secret ballot. We invite you tomorrow to the Congress, you will be witnesses of all these events,” – said Zyuganov.

The leader of Communists has underlined that “any speculation about who will be [nominated] – one, two, three – are groundless” . “If you want to look at the composition of those who considered [as a candidate]… the Supreme state Council of Patriotic forces, we have already created, open my letter, published in December last year, it 21 candidate – strong, intelligent, successful and competent”, he said.

Zyuganov recalled that among the possible candidates is the Deputy Chairman of the CPRF Central Committee Vladimir Kashin, Yury Afonin, Dmitry Novikov. “There are our successful leaders: the Governor of the Irkutsk region [Sergey] Levchenko, and Novosibirsk mayor [Anatoly] Elbow, and a promising young leader of my native Orel region [Andrew] Klychkov, and major scientists. There are representatives of the best national enterprises”, – said the leader of the Communist party.

On Friday, the Communist party will hold a Plenum, and on Saturday in Rozhdestveno will be held the XVII Congress of the party.

Presidential elections scheduled for March 18, 2018. The election campaign kicked off on 18 December.