Titov hopes that small business will pay for his campaign

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotoballoon under the RF President on protection of entrepreneurs ‘ rights Boris Titov. Archival photoTitov hopes that small business will pay for his campaign© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The Chairman of the Party of growth, the business Ombudsman Boris Titov reported intention to participate in presidential elections of the Russian Federation, said that has not yet identified a source of funding for his campaign and hopes that it will pay a small business that paid for the participation of his party in the elections to the state Duma.

«Is defined. I can say that the problem is not easy — it was one of the issues in principle our participation in the campaign. You know, it requires serious investment,» — said Titov in an interview with RIA Novosti.

Titov cited the participation of the party in the Duma elections, when the campaign is funded «kiosk and hot dog sellers».

«In this sense, we hope that we, as the last campaign, support small business. We transferred the money to the vendors, hot dog sellers. For example, in Samara the market is not allowed to carry, so they’re each a little bit, a thousand rubles on five thousand rubles were transferred. I hope that such people will be even more,» he said.

Regular elections of the President of Russia will be held in March 2018, the campaign is supposed to start in December 2017. Last week, acting President Vladimir Putin announced his intention to run in the upcoming elections.

To date, we also know about the plans to participate in the electoral campaign of the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky, one of the founders of the party «Yabloko» Grigory Yavlinsky. Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov said that he, as leader of the Communist party, was nominated as the presidential candidate of all party organizations, but the final decision of the Congress. The intention to run in the upcoming elections, said the journalist and TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, who is positioning himself as the candidate «against all», the political scientist Andrey Bogdanov and one of the founders of the movement «Nashi» Boris Yakimenko.