Alexander Brechalov appointed Acting Head of Udmurtia
Earlier, Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Alexander Soloviev’s dismissal from the post of Udmurtia Governor.
Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Secretary of the Public Chamber Alexander Brechalov as the Acting Head of Udmurtia, reported the press service of the Head of state.
"To appoint Alexander Vladimirovich Brechalov as Acting Head of the Udmurt Republic until the person elected as the Head of the Udmurt Republic takes office," the presidential decree said.
Earlier, Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Alexander Soloviev’s dismissal from the post of Udmurtia Head.
Alexander Soloviev was detained in Izhevsk by FSB officers last night. The Investigative Committee of Russia initiated a criminal case against the official on bribery: according to the preliminary version of the investigation, he received about 140 million rubles ($2.5m) for immediate budgetary compensation of construction of bridges across the rivers Kamu and Bui.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).