MOSCOW, November 29 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is against a merger of Moscow and the Moscow Region into one territory. In an interview with the Kommersant he called merger of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region more realistic.
“If you ask me, I am saying directly: it is too much for our state,” he said. “20 million /Moscow and the Region/ - is a seventh part of the country; I think it is difficult for management, though similar ideas are probable to arise.”
Speaking about possible merger of the federation’s subjects, Medvedev said “this is a question not only for me, but first of all to the people.”