KHIMKI /Moscow region/, August 19 (Itar-Tass) — Leader of the movement for protection of the Khimki forest, Yevgenia Chirikova, announced about her self-nomination as a candidate for the position of mayor of the city of Khimki in the Moscow region.
She made the announcement during a meeting in the Khimki forest. The meeting features several dozens activists of the movement as well as coordinator of Left Front Sergei Udaltsov and lawyer and blogger Alexei Navalny.
Chirikova stressed the decision was very difficult for her.
“I have never aspired for the power,” she said.
In 2009, Yevgenia Chirikova run for the position of Khimki’s mayor and was supported by 15 percent voters. The election in Khimki is due because of early dismissal of the current mayor.