Penza Communists regional committee building up for sale
Penza, 7 November 2014. PenzaNews. A cottage on Darvina street in Penza that currently serves as a building for the CPRF regional committee has been put on sale.
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According to the offer posted to one of the web sales platforms, the 171-sq. meter building with an attached land property of 570 sq. meters costs 5.6 mln rubles, with a possibility to negotiate the price.
The offer also notes that the house has an external heated single-car garage with automatic gate system, while the building itself features regular decoration quality, pinewood stairs, centralized plumbing and lavatories on both floors.
Georgy Kamnev, member of the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region, the first secretary of the regional committee of the Communist Party confirmed in an interview to PenzaNews agency to sell the building and the attached land that became the main points of several political keypoints, including the installation of a Joseph Stalin monument in 2011.
“They began construction on Pushkina street there [in Raiki microdistrict]. We are already quite far from the main street, and walking there is not convenient, and construction work makes it even more complicated. There are obviously many trucks riding to and fro, the road got dirty, getting there got harder. This is why we made a collaborative decision to find a better location that would be more convenient, first of all, for the visitors,” said the leader of the Penza Communists.
He stated they have not yet found the new location for the Communist headquarters, but expressed his intention to find a separate building with an attached patch of land for the Joseph Stalin monument.
“If there is a possibility and we decide on the issue, we are going to buy a stand-alone building where it would be possible to set up the Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin monument – which means we will move the monument with the HQ,” Georgy Kamnev assured.
According to him, the current building is owned by the Central Committee of the Communist Party, and added the Communists “mostly do not care” whether it would be sold directly or with the help of a real estate broker.
However, the leader of the Penza Communists noted there was no deadline for the planned move, and therefore the headquarters members are not in a hurry to sell the entrusted property.
“It does not mean we are occupied with the problem from dawn till dusk: if there is a possibility, we will do it,” he said.
Answering the question from PenzaNews agency about Alexei Kostin, who has been working as the minister of investment development and business in the Penza region since February 2014, and the latter’s possible economy advice to his fellow party members, Georgy Kamnev jokingly said the government official has no time for it.
“Alexei Vladimirovich [Kostin] is very busy with government affairs, and so he gave no advice to us on such issues [as selling or buying real estate],” the first secretary of the regional Communist Party department concluded.