Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov declined to assess the appeal of Mikhail Khodorkovsky not to boycott the upcoming presidential elections. His words to the correspondent “” on Tuesday, October 24.
“The Kremlin does not regard such statements”, â€” said Peskov.
Earlier Tuesday, the former owner of Yukos and the founder of the “Open Russia” Mikhail Khodorkovsky urged to vote in the presidential election in March 2018 for any eligible candidate except the pre-determined winner. Such a statement published on its pages on YouTube and Facebook. He also urged the democratic forces to achieve registration of all the candidates who want to participate in elections and to gather votes.
The Russian presidential election will take place on 18 March 2018. The new head of state will hold office for six years. President Vladimir Putin has the right to run, but has not yet announced such an intention. About the presidential ambitions were declared by the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky and businessman Sergei Polonsky. Their participation in elections does not exclude also the Chairman of the CPRF Gennady Zyuganov.
October 18, plans to compete for the highest office announced TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak. She believes that her nomination can be useful for the opposition and for the whole society. She also compared his candidacy from the column “against all”.