photo: Valery Markov
Khodorkovsky told reporters on the launch of the project, to determine who will be the presidential candidate whom he will support.
Voting for candidates for this role will be held on a specially created for this site. At the final stage of the jury, which will include politicians and public figures, taking into account the results of the vote will choose a candidate.
Khodorkovsky, if necessary, will provide legal and information support, help with the organization of staff and collecting signatures.
Among the candidates presented on the website, there is the opposition leader Alexei Navalny, politicians Grigory Yavlinsky, Leo Schlossberg and Vladimir Ryzhkov, state Duma Deputy Dmitry Gudkov, a former constitutional court judge Tatiana Morshchakova, former Minister of Finance Alexei Kudrin, mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman.
The candidates themselves … not aware that they were participating in the project. “At the time of nomination, his opinion does not interest us, – said the head of the project “Open elections” Timur Valeev. – If the person does not want to participate in the project, it can be removed at his request”.