Russia's prominent economist Sergei Guriyev has confirmed that he plans to help write the economic part of the election program for opposition activist Alexei Navalny as a candidate for mayor of Moscow.
Earlier, Navalny said Guriyev would help him write an economic section of the program.
"Navalny never lies. It's true, I will take part in writing the program," Guriev told Interfax on Friday.
Navalny said at a meeting earlier on Friday of a regional branch of the Republican Party of Russia-Party of People's Freedom (RPR-PARNAS) that is expected to put him forward as a mayoral candidate: "Very soon we will propound our own, detailed development program for the city. By the way, Sergei Guriev has agreed to work on the economic part of the program."
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