Vladimir Putin promised Lyudmila Kolomytseva deal with problems of Penza dacha owners
Penza, 28 April 2015. PenzaNews. Ludmila Kolomytseva, deputy editor of “New Social Newspaper,” who was unable to ask the question during a plenary session of the 2nd Independent regional and local media forum “Truth and Justice,” still managed to inform Russian president Vladimir Putin, leader of All-Russian People’s Front, about the problems of Penza dacha owners during a brief talk with the head of the state after the end of the official part.
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“I had four questions. I wanted to ask one of them depending on the topic of the talk. Naturally, they are all very relevant, pressing, important for people. Among other things, there was a question about the dacha commute buses, since we all understand that in current crisis, gardens and dachas feed our pensioners and low-income people. The fare increased two to four times, especially right before the Victory Day, which I consider blasphemous. This must be rectified. This is either the defect of the authorities, or they miscalculated the consequences,” Lyudmila Kolomytseva commented after the plenary session.
She noted that there were many journalists in the room, together with the Russian President, so she was able to ask only a single question.
Lyudmila Kolomytseva added that when Vladimir Putin suggested the audience to take a joint picture, the journalists were surprised by the offer, but she immediately seized the moment.
“Since I was close, I ran up to him quickly. Made a picture, and when the President began to shake hands with people, I told him about the request of my son although they warned not to do so. I said: ‘Vladimir Vladimirovich, my son asked me to shake your hand if I see you. May I?’ He replied: ‘You may,’ offered me his hand and kissed me on the cheek. Of course, I was very surprised and shocked. Then I asked my question, because the chance was right there,” the Penza journalist tried to recall the events.
Lyudmila Kolomytseva noted that Vladimir Putin listened to her with interest, and asked her whether it concerned electric trains.
“I said I was about bus transportation, and noted that the issue grew due to the fact that the municipal utility company went bankrupt. Since the transport was private now, the price increased,” she explained, emphasizing they were talking only about the city of Penza and not the region.
According to Lyudmila Kolomytseva, the talk with the head of the state made her confident that the problem of the Penza dacha owners would be solved in the near future.