Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that it is not worth uniting the capital and the Moscow region. In his opinion, this will complicate the management of the region.
“Moscow has enough of its own problems and tasks, and try to grasp the immensity … This, most likely, will lead to the complication of management of the entire region, and not simplification. In my opinion, this should not be done today (to unite Moscow and the Moscow region – Kommersant), “Mr. Sobyanin said in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.
Sergei Sobyanin was approved as mayor of Moscow by voting in the Moscow City Duma in 2010, in 2013 he was elected to this position in early elections, having received 51.37% of the vote in the first round. The previous mayor, Yuri Luzhkov, supported the unification of Moscow and the Moscow region and considered it “a matter of time.”