Billionaire Fetisov is ready to move to Tomsk if elected mayor
September 11, 2013
Gleb Fetisov has been registered as a candidate for mayor of Tomsk.
"Tomsk is a scientific and educational center, I understand its problems, I am mentally close to the people," - said Fetisov.
Gleb Fetisov, billionaire, chairman of the "Green Alliance - People's Party" is ready to move to Tomsk if elected mayor and said that so far he was not going to contribute to the investment projects in the Siberian city.
The electoral commission has completed the registration of candidates for mayor of Tomsk - they will be 8.
Early elections of mayor of Tomsk were called for October 13 after Nicholas Nikolaichuk, previous mayor, resigned. This post is claimed by eight candidates, including Fetisov who, according to Forbes, is a dollar billionaire.
"I've lived (in the 1990s) in Siberia, in Achinsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai. If voters support my candidacy, we will move here (entire family ) ( As for investment) such interest has not been revealed, I did not consider the investment projects and I am not going to consider them for some time,"- told Fetisov the reporters on Wednesday after registration.
Fetisov, who was trying to register for the elections of Moscow mayor and head of the Moscow Region, said that he could not run just for any city, but Tomsk was close to him. "I came still out of science, and I am science related, it is a conscious choice. In Tambov, I would not run. Tomsk is a scientific and educational center, I understand its problems, and the people are close to me mentally," - he said.
Apart from Fetisov, the following persons claim the post of the Tomsk mayor: Evgeny Pavlov (LDPR), senior lecturer at Tomsk State University (TSU); Vladimir Kazakov ("Fair Russia"), regional deputy, Professor of Financial Law Chair, TSU; Viktor Afanasyev ("Civic Platform"), businessman, regional deputy; Ivan Klein, general director of OAO "Tomsk Beer" ("United Russia").
Also registered are: Nikolay Klokotin ("Young Russia"), deputy chairman of City Hall Public Security; Jacob Muldiyarov ("Cities of Russia"), holder of pension and Boris Markelov, self-promoted, holder of pension.