The candidate of the Civic Platform Party, Yevgeny Roizman, won the mayor's race for the city of Yekaterinburg, which is the 4th largest city in Russia with 1.5 million people.

The regional election committee reported that Roizman had 33.2% of the vote.

His nearest rival, Yakov Silin from United Russia party, has gained 29.87 percent. Third comes the representative of A Just Russia party Alexander Burkov with 20.16 percent of votes.
Head of City Without Drugs Foundation has been proposed by Civic Platform to run the mayoral election in Yekaterinburg.
All in all, there were 14 candidates participating in the election. Three of them had the same surname, reports the Voice of Russia.

Roizman is many things: off-road racing champion, published poet, icon collector, jewellery maker, community leader and former state Duma deputy. But "opposition" is one thing he's not, he has repeatedly said in interviews.

Opposition is "those who strive for power, those who want to overthrow the regime. I just want to live in a normal country," Roizman told the Guardian. "If there is some sort of regime, let others participate in it. I'm ready to work with any regime as long as those in power aren't cannibals," reports the Guardian.

"I'm just a different person ... I have [my] own opinion and know how to express it, I know how to stick to it," he added. "Namely for this reason I never joined United Russia."