Luzhkov responded to reports about his return to politics

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The former mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov has denied the information in the press that he plans to run for the Moscow city Duma elections in 2019. His words are quoted by RBC on Monday, January 14.

“I heard about it the first time,” he said.

Information on Luzhkov’s intention to lead the Moscow city Duma came on 12 January in several Telegram-channels. Thus, according to “the Kremlin bezbashennye” Luzhkov “regularly held meetings with members of his old team” in the last few months of last year. The channel also claims that the idea of Luzhkov’s return to the political scene belongs to the first Deputy head of presidential administration Sergey Kiriyenko.

Yury Luzhkov has headed Moscow in 1992. In 2010, the decision of the then President Dmitry Medvedev, he was dismissed from his post “in connection with loss of trust”. In September of 2016 by President Vladimir Putin awarded him the order “For merits before Fatherland” IV degree.

In November 2017 Luzhkov has published a memoir, in which he told about the reasons of resignation of the mayor. The Kremlin works of the former policy of the left without comment.

Currently Yuriy Luzhkov is engaged in agriculture in the Kaliningrad region he owns a stud farm “weeder”. In February last year he said that in 2017 it the plant produced 10 thousand tons of grain.

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