MOSCOW, may 26. /TASS/. Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin has said he intends to run for the elections of the mayor in September 2018.
“I want us to continue this work. I decided to nominate his candidacy for mayor of Moscow!” he said at the celebration of the birth of the project “Active citizen”.
“I hope that Muscovites will support me”, – said Sobyanin. “Five years ago the election of the mayor of Moscow, and Muscovites have given me the opportunity to work on improvement of the city, so it was comfortable and cozy for every Muscovite. Thank you, Muscovites, for the trust that you have given”, – said Sobyanin.
He noted that the decision of the city’s residents in the elections depends in many respects “and your fate, the fate of our beloved city”. “We launched a huge program projects that are working to improve our city. But they are so massive, so huge and difficult that requires that together we will continue our work”, – the mayor addressed to Muscovites.
Sobyanin stressed that he feels great responsibility for the changes that occur in the city today. “I feel great responsibility for the unfinished metro station, the construction that unfolded, and that schools were the best not only in the country but in the world,” added the mayor.
Sobyanin is the mayor of the capital since 2010 – then he replaced Yury Luzhkov, sacked in connection with loss of trust of the President. In 2013, he was re-elected to this post after the election, which he ran as the independent candidate. In 2001-2005 he occupied the post of Governor of the Tyumen region. In 2005-2008, he was head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation.