MOSCOW, January 5. /TASS/. Collection of signatures in support of nomination of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on presidential election on March 18 opened on Friday in several districts of the capital.
This was reported TASS the head of the Moscow staff involved in the collection of signatures of the movement “Victory Volunteers” Vladislav Marszalenko.
“The point of collecting signatures began to be opened in different districts of Moscow”, – said Marszalenko.
Previously the regional coordinator of the “Volunteer Victory” in the Khabarovsk Krai Anastasia Braga told TASS that the first items in the collection of signatures in Russia was opened in Khabarovsk.
The independent candidate shall collect in his support not less than 300 thousand signatures of voters, and each subject of the Russian Federation shall be at least 7.5 thousand signatures of citizens living in its territory.
The Nomination Of Putin
On December 26 a meeting of electors, held in the historical Park “Russia – my story” on VDNH, took the decision to support the nomination of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the presidential elections that will be held on 18 March 2018.
The hall was attended by 668 people with the necessary 500. In support of Putin was made, in particular, the artistic Director of the Maly theatre Yuri Solomin, pianist Denis Matsuev, actor Mikhail Boyarsky, singer Polina Gagarina, fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin, Chairman of the “Fair Russia” Sergei Mironov, state Duma deputies and Federation Council members, the leader of the “Victory Volunteers” Olga Emelchenkova, co-chair of the Central staff of the Russian popular front (onf), Vice-speaker of the state Duma Olga Timofeeva, head of the Executive Committee of the popular front Alexey Anisimov and others.
December 27, Putin has personally submitted documents to the CEC. The next day the Central election Commission registered a group of voters created for support of self-nomination of Putin. In addition, the Commission registered the authorized Putin on financial issues and allowed to open a special account in the savings Bank, without which it is impossible to begin collecting voter signatures to register for elections.
Authorized Putin on financial issues was the first Deputy head of the Central Executive Committee of “United Russia” Natalia Orlova. She was his Commissioner for financial Affairs during the campaign of 2012. Empowered group of voters established in support of self Putin, were Oksana Druzhinina, Alexei Ermakov, Sergei Kabyshev, who accompanied Putin during the submission of documents to the CEC, Andrey Tikhomirov and Hope Cacheline.
The decision to advance a candidate to the elections, Putin announced on December 6 at a meeting with employees of the plant GAZ in Nizhny Novgorod. During a press conference on 14 December he said that he will run a self. The head of state stressed that he counts on support from political parties, public organizations that share his views on the country’s development, and trust him.