Russian presidential candidate Pavel Grudinin gave an interview in Moscow on Sunday, one week before the presidential election. Grudinin stressed the importance of equality between partners, in regards to US-Russian relations. «The USA should understand that conversations between equals are the basis of good-neighbourly relations, but it’s necessary to become a strong economic power in order to... Еще speak with an equal voice», he said. In answer to a question on terrorism, Grudinin noted that «the major source for the development of terrorism is the underground economy.» Speaking about migration issues, the presidential candidate said, «We should avoid such authoritarian actions that lead to migration processes. You need to live where you were born. We need to create everywhere conditions for pleasant and comfortable life.» The 2018 Russian presidential election is to be held on March 18.