Speaking before the beginning of the party congress of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Zyuganov said that the party’s Central Committee had unanimously supported the nomination of Pavel Grudinin. At the same time, Grudinin himself accepted the offer to participate in the presidential elections in 2018 as a candidate supported by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. According to the latest data, Grudinin himself is not a member of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.
Gennady Zyuganov notes that Grudinin, together with representatives of the Council of People's Patriotic Forces, will soon present his program.
Official Communist Party website:
Grudinin is a nominated candidate from the broad patriotic forces of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, and he is going to the polls with the program of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation "10 steps worthy life."
The secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Leonid Kalashnikov, who has become a “screen star”, reports:
Zyuganov believes that he should head the Council, which will unite the left-patriotic forces within it. The Council will include 20 people from the Communist Party, the most authoritative. They will support Grudinina and not let him "get lost" somewhere.
For reference: Pavel Grudinin is the Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation on the development of the agro-industrial complex.