Sobyanin calls on federal agencies to leave the center of Moscow
The Moscow Mayor suggested ministries and other structures to rent premises in the Moscow City.
Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin supported the idea of moving federal agencies from the tourist center of Moscow. According to the Mayor, the ministries could be located, for example, in the Moscow City, and the buildings in the center of the capital would be used for public needs.
"When the ground floor windows are barred, when police guards the area, when there is an insane number of office cars and no cafes, no restaurants, that's not good," Sobyanin said live on Business FM radio.
Earlier it was reported that about 6000 officials of the Ministry of Economics, the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Industry and Trade would move to one of the Moscow City towers. For them, almost 75 thousand square meters in the complex IQ quarter will be bought out for 35 billion rubles ($610m).
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