MOSCOW, August 11 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has submitted the candidature of Vladimir Gruzdev for consideration of the Duma of the Tula Region to invest him with powers of governor of the region, the Kremlin press service reported on Thursday.
The United Russia party offered three candidatures to the post of Tula governor to the president on August 5. Vladimir Gruzdev, who was appoint by the president to the post of active head of the region, was among them. He replaced Vyacheslav Dudka whose resignation Medvedev accepted on July 29.
Vladimir Gruzdev, 44, is a well-known entrepreneur, one of the owners of the Seventh Continent network. Since 2006 he is on the list of Russian multimillionaires compiled by the journal Finance. He was a deputy of the State Duma of the fourth convocation and since 2007 occupies the post of first deputy chairman of the Committee of Civil, Criminal, Arbitration and Judicial Procedure Legislation of the State Duma now. Gruzdev is a member of the General Council and member of the presidium of the Moscow City Regional Department of the United Russia party.