Sobchak responded to the rumors about the participation in presidential elections

Ksenia Sobchak

TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak in Instagram commented on the article “Vedomosti”, in which, inter alia, stated that it could compete with Vladimir Putin in the next presidential election.

Sobchak complained that the media did not contact her about this, and noted that she is an independent person and administration of President is not connected. “What’s discussed in high offices, don’t know, but have been closely watching the political landscape,” she added.

Earlier on Friday, 1 September, “Vedomosti” with reference to sources wrote about the idea in the President’s administration to make a woman “the sparring partner of the main presidential candidates”. According to interlocutors of the newspaper, regarded 5-7 candidates, among which three — “Fair Russia”. We are talking about the Chairman of the Social democratic women’s Union Natalie the great, the leader of the National parent Committee Irina Volynets and member of the Central Council of the party Irina Petlevoy.

Also agreed on the candidacy of women who are not in the same party. “Ideal — Ksenia Sobchak, showing the image of a modern young woman who would like to go into politics, says another source close to the administration: intelligent, bright, interesting, but not in all corresponding to the image of a typical Russian woman, a question decides whether it is” — indicates the edition.

Great said that to her on this subject did not. According to Petlevoy, a formal proposal was not, but she was interested to participate: “There is a social demand on women in politics, it will increase the interest in predictable elections.” With Wolyniec contact failed.

“Vedomosti” remind us that women were already candidates for the presidency of Russia in 2000 the current Chairman of the Central election Commission Ella Pamfilova has gained 1.01 percent of the votes, and in 2004 Irina Khakamada — 3.84 percent.

Following the election of the President of Russia will be held in 2018. By law, the elected President will hold office for six years. The current leader of the country Vladimir Putin has the right to run, but he has not announced such an intention.