Catherine Gordon, who is running for the presidency, announced the intention to change the name

MOSCOW, January 5. /TASS/. Singer and human rights activist Catherine Gordon, who is nominated for presidential elections at the Party Congress of good deeds, protection of children, women, freedom, nature, and retirees, announced plans to change the name, returning to its original name of Prokofiev.

She wrote about this on Friday on his page on Facebook.

At birth she was given the name Prokofiev, she then bore the name of his stepfather Pilipchuk. After his divorce from TV presenter Alexander Gordon and she kept his name.

“One day I on your behalf will get an opportunity to work in power … as a sign of respect to most people of my homeland I take my family’s name Prokofiev,” wrote Gordon.

She noted that “the collection of signatures is ongoing,” though “not enough money”.

By law, if the applicant changed name, surname or patronymic during the election campaign or in the course of the year until the day of official publication of decision to call the election, the ballot also lists his former surname, name, patronymic.

27 Dec Gordon filed documents to the CEC, after which the Board gave her permission to open a special electoral account and start collecting signatures. For registration it is necessary to collect 100 thousand signatures in his support. Only in the case of Gordon will be included on the ballot. Presidential elections will be held on March 18.