Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince hails relations with RussiaWorld May 30, 16:00
Kadyrov invites Macron, Merkel to visit ChechnyaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 15:27
Russian anti-submarine destroyer enters English ChannelMilitary & Defense May 30, 14:56
Trump reckons Russian officials laughing at US for hyped 'fake news'World May 30, 14:48
Russia to sell ‘soldier of the future’ combat gear to foreign customersMilitary & Defense May 30, 14:32
Kremlin offers condolences to Moscow storm victimsRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 14:22
Lavrov slams Macron's 'media propaganda' remarks as post-Obama policy aftereffectRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 14:14
Russia to launch Proton-M carrier rocket with US communications satelliteScience & Space May 30, 13:25
Moscow concerned over US threats against Syria’s armed forcesRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 13:08
MOSCOW, September 12 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday wished Moscow mayor Sergei Sobanin success in his work.
Sergei Sobyanin, who won the mayoral elections in Moscow last Sunday, has been sworn in as Moscow’s new mayor.
The inauguration took place in the Hall of Glory at the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War on Poklonnaya Hill.
After the national anthem of Russia had been played, Valentin Gorbunov, the chairman of the Moscow City Election Committee, gave Sergei Sobyanin a certificate proving the latter’s election as mayor.
Sobyanin took an oath and put his signature under its text.
“Let me congratulate you on your inauguration as the mayor of the Russian capital, the Moscow mayor. I genuinely wish you success in your work for the sake of Muscovites and the whole country,” Putin, who attended the inauguration ceremony, told Sobyanin.
At the ceremony, Russian President also said that Sunday’s mayoral elections in Moscow demonstrated true liberty, possibility to form power in a civilized way rather than through various kinds of destructive actions.
On Tuesday, the Moscow City Election Committee has officially approved the results of mayoral election held September 8, at which Sobyanin gained 51.37% of votes. After the committee’s session a notice was sent to Sobyanin informing him on his election as mayor. Election data results have been handed to media for publication.
Ealier on Thursday, the headquarters of defeated candidate for mayor's office Alexey Navalny filed lawsuits to the Moscow city court on Thursday, demanding to invalidate the results of the election of the Moscow mayor. However, the Moscow City Court rejected to suspend Sergei Sobyanin from assuming the mayoral position.