CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, who previously defended the gates of the Russian national team, may take part in the elections to the State Duma in 2021. This was reported by Vedomosti.
According to the newspaper, the United Russia party plans to hold negotiations with the goalkeeper so that he can be elected in Moscow.
Also, singers Alla Pugacheva and Valeria, TV presenter Pavel Volya, former vice-president of the Russian Football Union (RFU) Sergei Kapkov, as well as actor Ivan Okhlobystin and chief physician of the hospital in Kommunarka Denis Protsenko can be nominated as candidates for the districts.
So far, they refused to comment on the course of the negotiations or said that no one had contacted them on this topic, Ridus writes.
The final list of candidates is scheduled to be submitted by the end of January.
The head of the CEC Ella Panfilova said that the single voting day in Russia will remain in September. The CEC does not intend to change the dates of its holding in the foreseeable future. Traditionally, at this time, governors, deputies and other representatives of the executive branch are elected throughout the country, specifies the TV channel “360”.