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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Grachev: No Duma Run

MOSCOW () -- Former defense minister Pavel Grachev has ruled out running for the State Duma, he told Interfax on Friday.

"After my resignation, I remain at the Russian president's disposal and am not engaged in any political or commercial activities," he said.

He said he was not aware of any political groups nominating him as a Duma representative from the Tula region. Interfax said a source had told the news agency earlier that Grachev planned to run for the seat.