Sergey Sobyanin elected Mayor of Moscow
Sergey Sobyanin took office as Mayor of Moscow. The inauguration took place on September 18, in the recently opened Zaryadye concert hall.
Chairman of the Election Committee of the City of Moscow Valentin Gorbunov presented Sergey Sobyanin with an election certificate and the title of Mayor of Moscow – a medallion on a chain with the image of the city’s patron Saint George the Victorious slaying a serpent with his spear. “You have a lot of work to do for Moscow and Muscovites,” he declared.
President Vladimir Putin congratulated Sergey Sobyanin with the election results. He wished the Mayor of Moscow success in his work for the city residents and the country as a whole: “The city residents offered you support, trust, and have appreciated your ability to work with great impact, to keep your promises, and to stick to your word. Five years ago we presented a large-scale program for the city’s development. The bar was set very high, and you’ve proven that you are capable of solving the most complex tasks and achieving positive changes.”
Vladimir Putin also talked about the major contributions the capital has made to solving national problems and asked the mayor to continue doing this work. “Moscow must consolidate its positions in education, and establish a world-class healthcare system that works for the benefit of all citizens in our country,” he said, “Together with the Ministry of Transportation, Russian Railways, and the Moscow Oblast administration, Moscow must ensure the effective implementation of major transportation projects. This includes the metro, Moscow Central Diameters, the Central Ring Road, and the reconstruction of outbound highways. This is about major improvements to the infrastructure and logistics of the Moscow agglomeration.”
Sergey Sobyanin thanked the President and the Government of the Russian Federation for the support, and thanked Muscovites for placing their trust in him.
“This is a sign of appreciation of the difficult, challenging path that we’ve traversed over the past few years. It’s an appreciation of the programs that we’ve implemented with millions of Muscovites – changes in the spheres of education, healthcare, transport, public spaces, city improvements, safety, and the economy. And of course, it’s an expression of hope and confidence in the fact that positive changes will continue to happen in our city,” he said.
The Mayor of Moscow pointed out that the capital still has many challenges, and so the city government has a lot to work on. “During the election campaign, we collected hundreds of mandates from Muscovites. And I promise that not a single of these ideas that we came up with during the campaign will be forgotten. We will incorporate all of them into our work.”
Proposals from other candidates and the wishes of those who voted for them will also be taken into account. “I want to assure Moscow residents that I will do everything in my power to live up to the expectations they’ve expressed by putting their trust in me. We’ll work together for the benefit of Moscow and for the benefit of our country,” Sergey Sobyanin said.
He also expressed gratitude to his confidants, volunteers, and everybody who played an active role in the election campaign.
A total of 2,259,079 city residents voted in the elections. 70.17% of voters – the absolute majority – elected Sergey Sobyanin.
The editorial staff of Capital Ideas would like to congratulate Sergey Sobyanin with his election to the office of the Mayor of Moscow. We wish him success in his work for the benefit of city residents.