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THE SETTLEMENT NAMED AFTER 13 FIGHTERS (the Krasnoyarsk territory), March 4 (Itar-Tass) —— Mikhail Prokhorov became the first candidate among five presidential candidates to vote at Russian presidential elections on Sunday. Flying over 4,000 kilometres from Moscow to the Siberian city overnight to Sunday, he arrived at the Krasnoyarsk airport on Sunday morning, reached the settlement named after 13 fighters, which is situated 13 kilometres away from the air harbour, and voted at a polling station in the settlement.
Several minutes later he went back to the Yemelyanovo airport to return to Moscow. But before the return trip he told Itar-Tass that such a brief trip is explained by his intensive working schedule in Moscow. “On Sunday I intend to follow the process of the elections in Moscow with my team and will participate in several talk shows on the television on Sunday evening,” he elaborated.
Mikhail Prokhorov is officially registered in the settlement of Eruda in the Severo-Yeniseisky district, about 500 kilometres north of Krasnoyarsk. The Olimpiadninskoye gold mine of the Polus Zoloto Company, which is one of his main production assets, is situated there.
The settlement named after 13 fighters, where he voted on Sunday, is founded in the nineteenth century, but the current name was granted to the settlement in 1920 in commemoration of 13 workers from the Konovalovsky glass making plant. They were executed during the Civil War in Russia.