Sobyanin does not see the point in bigger Metropolitan areas

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobanks of Moscow winter. Archive photoSobyanin does not see the point in bigger Metropolitan areas© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

Try currently to reorganize or amalgamate Metropolitan areas makes no sense, said the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin.

«I believe that the structure of the districts of Moscow — the well-established and stable. The districts are large enough, each of them lives by 100-200 thousand people. Of course, there is need and municipal government and administration. More than enough to do and try there is now something to reorganize, amalgamate do not see any sense,» he told the newspaper «Kommersant».

As previously reported by the newspaper «the Media», the Council of municipal deputies of the Moscow Maryino considered the appeal of the initiative group on holding a referendum about the unification of the districts of Maryino and Lyublino in one municipal district. As clarified with reference to the source, the referendum on the merger of the districts could be held on the day of presidential elections on March 18. The twenty-fourth of January, the initiative group has withdrawn its appeal.

Chairman of the Moscow city election Commission Valentin Gorbunov later explained that the decision to merge has not found support from most residents. According to him, the Muscovites did not «understand» the initiative and wouldn’t you sign it.