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VOLGOGRAD, the Volga region, July 21 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s First Vice-Premier Viktor Zubkov has agreed to be the first on the Volgograd regional list of the United Russian party at elections to the Russian State Duma slated for December.
“Thank you for you trust. I am giving my consent to being the first on the party list,» Zubkov said at a meeting with residents of the Volgograd region on Wednesday.
Last week the residents of the Volgograd region officially asked Viktor Zubkov to head the regional list of the United Russia party at the State Duma elections.
“It’s a very serious proposal. It’s coming from people who enjoy the respect of the population of the region, which, in turn, has a heroic history and a very good and solid potential for development,” Zubkov told the people of the Volgograd region last week.