The protection of business in Moscow is entrusted to the grandson of the Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov

Leonid Zyuganov is considered to be the business ombudsman in the Moscow government.
At the level of the capital authorities, according to Kommersant sources, the appointment of the grandson of Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov and Moscow City Duma deputy Leonid Zyuganov is being discussed. Mr. Zyuganov, Jr. informed Kommersant that the negotiations were in progress, but "no serious agreements" yet. For the change of the authorized person, but for the businessman, the federal business ombudsman Boris Titov is also speaking. He reminded Kommersant that the current city ombudsman Mikhail Vyshegorodtsev "was agreed upon as a politician", representing Mikhail Prokhorov and his party "The Civil Platform".

The fact that at the level of the city authorities are discussed possible employment options for Leonid Zyuganov (came into politics and elected to the Moscow City Duma in 2014 for five years), "Kommersant" source said, close to the capital's parliament. Mr. Zyuganov may in future be appointed as an agent for the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs in Moscow, the source said.

Under the city law, the business ombudsman is appointed by the mayor "in agreement" with the federal commissioner for a period of five years. The candidate must be at least 30 years old. Leonid Zyuganov will overcome the age limit already in June 2018, and the planned rotation of the ombudsman should occur in 2019. By law, the commissioner "can not be guided by decisions of a political party or other public association of which he is a member."

Leonid Zyuganov told Kommersant that "while there is no clear certainty" that he will participate in the elections to the Moscow City Duma (MHD) in 2019. The deputy confirmed that he received an offer to become a business ombudsman, noting that so far "there are no serious agreements". According to the communist, the offer to take office is due to the fact that he heads the commission on science and industry in the MHD: "All problems of small and medium-sized businesses are in my competence." "The discussion took place with colleagues from the Moscow City Duma in the order of a healthy discussion," the deputy explained. "It's too early to talk about this, because first you need to hold your mayor in order to become a business ombudsman." We recall that the Communist Party still does not have a candidate for mayor.

The capital law on the Commissioner for the Rights of Entrepreneurs was adopted in October 2013. In August 2013, on the eve of the Moscow mayoral election, Sergei Sobyanin, who was running for a new term, suggested that the Civil Platform Party nominate a candidate for the post of the capital's business ombudsman. He noted that he would "happily" cooperate with the "Civil Platform", which "enjoys a certain popularity, especially among business and entrepreneurs" (see "Kommersant" on August 9, 2013). Mikhail Prokhorov, who was then in charge of the party, accepted Mr. Sobyanin's proposal, while Mikhail Vyshegorodtsev, the head of the Moscow section of the Civil Platform, became the main contender for this post, which was subsequently approved by the mayor. Prior to that, Mr. Vyshegorodtsev coordinated issues of supporting MHD entrepreneurship, and he also did the same in the Moscow government. Mikhail Vyshegorodtsev did not answer the call from Kommersant.

We will be in favor of some new candidacy for this post (the post of ombudsman .- "Kommersant"), who we will be, we do not yet know, but we have a fairly large list of people. Of course, I would like it to be an entrepreneur, not a political figure, "said Federal Business Ombudsman Boris Titov to Kommersant.

- Vyshegorodtsev was a political figure, because he was proposed by Prokhorov and the "Civil Platform". He was agreed as a politician, a representative of a political party, then we just started our activity as an institution, agreed with this, the second time we will not agree. " If Leonid Zyuganov is offered, it is "more political exchange," Mr. Titov said, but stressed that he has not heard about such candidates yet.