MOSCOW, October 29 - RAPSI. Both Russia’s Supreme Court and Supreme Commercial Court will be transferred from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Their new residences will be built nearby the Constitutional Court, the Kommersant daily reported on Monday.
The Supreme Court, the Supreme Commercial Court and the Supreme Court Justice Department in April 2012 were included in the list of state bodies which were to move from Moscow. The list was approved by the then-President Dmitry Medvedev.
By July 9, 2012, all impacted state authorities were to submit their proposals to President Vladimir Putin with regard to moving away from central Moscow.
The press secretaries for the Supreme Court and the Supreme Commercial Court, as well as Viktor Khrekov, a spokesman for the presidential administration, were unable to provide comments at this point on the courts’ upcoming move.