The international business center Moscow-City may be constructed by 2010,in the event Moscow will get the right to host Expo-2010, IosifOrdzhonikidze, deputy Mayor of Moscow, declared at a press conferencetoday. According to him, Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov believes that if Moscowis given the possibility to organize this exhibition, the Tower of Russia,which is to be built in Moscow-City, should become its symbol. So thereconstruction of the neighboring territory will have to be completed bythe beginning of this event. At the same time, the current plan envisagesthe finishing of the construction of Moscow-City in 2015. The bridge overthe Moskva river and Tower-2000 have been built, he noted. .
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign