As usual, after the submission of subscription lists to the CEC, the candidates held press conferences. Pavel Grudinin did not fall behind either. His meeting with media representatives was held not just anywhere, but on the territory of the Lenin State Farm. Despite skeptical forecasts, representatives of leading world media came to the conference to the candidate from the left forces. 77 journalists from around the world asked dozens of questions.
According to the Russian journalist and TV presenter Maxim Shevchenko, Grudinin showed that he understands the Russian situation well and has a clear idea of the action plan to bring the country out of crisis. Shevchenko is confident that the left candidate may well replace the incumbent president, Vladimir Putin.