Astrakhan region governor resigned by Putin to join intelligence agencies

Astrakhan region governor resigned by Putin to join intelligence agencies
Sergey Morozov

According to sources, Sergey Morozov's work will be related to operational activities.

Former Acting Governor of the Astrakhan region, Sergey Morozov, whom Russian President Vladimir Putin resigned on June 5, will join special services, TASS, RIA Novosti, and Interfax report referring to sources. They did not specify which structure is in question.

A source of RBC close to the presidential administration confirmed Morozov’s assignment. He said that the work of the former acting governor would be related to operational activities. 

Previously, sources associated Morozov’s resignation with family reasons. A high-ranking source of RIA Novosti said that the rating of the acting governor was at the level of 57-58% and he “unequivocally won the elections in the first round.” He headed the region for less than a year. 

Since 1994, Morozov worked in the Federal Protective Service, where, as he told RBC in October 2018, he interacted with Putin. 

Vladimir Putin appointed Igor Babushkin the new acting governor of the Astrakhan region. In the past, he also served in the special services, in particular, in the FSB.

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