2 Dec 2017 16:12

Ksenia Sobchak unveils campaign staff in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG. Dec 2 (Interfax) - Ksenia Sobchak, who earlier announced her intention to run for president in Russia in 2018 unveiled her campaign staff in the center of St. Petersburg on Saturday.

"The opening of a staff in my hometown is a very important event for me today. I've been thinking all day what a long way I have made from St. Petersburg to Moscow and back. I hope that, if my dad [first Mayor of St. Petersburg Anatoly Sobchak] could see me today, he would have been proud of me," Sobchak said at the ceremony.

Sobchak's campaign staff opened near Chernyshevskaya metro station in the city center. Its volunteers will collect signatures in support of Sobchak's nomination as a presidential candidate.

"Our main job now is to collect signatures in support for Ksenia Anatolyevna [Sobchak]. We need to collect 2,500 signatures in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region each," head of the campaign staff Nikolai Artemenko said.