Putin’s campaign headquarters was headed by academician of the RAS, General Director of “KAMAZ” and the head of the “Sirius”

MOSCOW, January 10. /TASS/. The co-chairs of the election headquarters of Vladimir Putin, who is running for another presidential term in elections in March 2018, became the head of the center of gifted children “Sirius” Elena Shmelev, General Director of “KAMAZ” Sergey Kogogin and Director General of the Center. Dmitry Rogachev Alexander Rumyantsev.

“The co-chairs of staff became head of the center for gifted children “Sirius” Elena Shmelev, General Director of “KAMAZ” Sergey Kogogin and Director of the center of Dmitry Rogachev Alexander Rumyantsev,” – said the press-Secretary of the headquarters, VGTRK journalist Andrei Kondrashov. He noted that the OSCE, like other staff members, will work in it on a voluntary basis.

In turn, Alexander Rumyantsev said that a list of trusted persons of the candidate in presidents of Russia Vladimir Putin will be fully ready before the end of the month.

“I handed over a list – the first stage is the 264 people that already made the whole documentary check,” said Rumyantsev, adding that “the rest, I just collected about 600 views, there is a selection.”, According to him, the list of Trustees, which was during the 2012 election, “was seriously changed, many new faces emerged, many of those who participated, are unable for whatever reason to participate.”

“We hope before the end of this month, finished the entire set of documents”, – said Rumyantsev, noting that this period will be approved by list of Trustees is final. The first part of the list passed January 10, Putin, will be sent to the CEC. Only, in his words, it is assumed that full list will consist of approximately 500 people.

By law, a candidate may appoint up to 600 agents. During the last campaign, Putin was 499 Trustees.


The Kogogin was born in 1957 in a Tatar Autonomous Soviet socialist Republic, he headed KAMAZ in 2002, and was, in particular, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of economy and industry of Tatarstan. In addition, 2004-2009 Kogogin was a member of the state Council of the Republic, and since January 2006 the head of the Union of Russian automakers.

Rumyantsev, head of the national research medical centre of pediatric Hematology, Oncology and immunology named after Dmitry Rogachev, since 1991 (until 2005, the institution was called the Institute of pediatric Hematology), is the academician, doctor of medical Sciences, Professor, and President of the National society of children’s hematologists and oncologists.

Shmelev, the leadership established at the initiative of the President children’s center “ocean” in Sochi is a candidate of sociological Sciences, the author of two books and 32 articles. In 2012-2014 she was the Director of Noncommercial partnership of assistance to development of intellectual and creative potential of young people “lift to the future”, as well as acting Dean of the graduate school of management and innovation, Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosov.

Andrei Kondrashov, who became the press Secretary of the headquarters, since 1991 worked in the program “Vesti”, was a correspondent of VGTRK in Central Asia, covered the events in the hot spots in the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Balkans. The journalist also known as the author of films “Berezovsky” and “Crimea. The way Home”. In 2016, he headed the Directorate of information programs “to Conduct”.

The election of the President

Putin takes part in elections as the independent candidate. To register for the election he needs until January 31 to submit to the CEC no less than 300 thousand signatures of voters and within the region may be collected no more than 7.5 thousand this week collecting signatures began.

Presidential elections will be held on 18 March.