Deputy Head of Dagestan Ministry of Property dismissed

Deputy Head of Dagestan Ministry of Property dismissed
Surkhay Surkhaev

The personnel moves in the Republic of Dagestan continue. It was recently revealed that Deputy Minister for Property and Trade Affairs Surkhay Surkhaev has left his post.

The order on the resignation of Surkhaev was signed by Chairman of the Government of Dagestan Artem Zdunov. The reason for the resignation is “by his own volition.”

To recall, in early 2018, Minister for Land, Property Relations and Trade of Dagestan Ruslan Magomedov was dismissed by Acting Head of the Republic Vladimir Vasilyev for “hideous work.” Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Tolstikova, who previously supervised the education sector, became the acting Minister of Property. Minister of Education of Dagestan Shakhabas Shakhov, who was detained along with Acting Head of the Dagestan government Abdusamad Gamidov and his two deputies Shamil Isaev and Rayudin Yusufov on charges of swindling on February 5, lost his position almost simultaneously with Magomedov. On the same day, Vladimir Vasilyev dismissed the entire government of the republic.

February 22, the acting head of Dagestan appointed Ekaterina Tolstikova to the post of Deputy Prime Minister – Minister for Land and Property Relations of Dagestan. Meanwhile, according to Novoe Delo, an open letter of the Ministry of Property’s staff to Acting Head of Dagestan Vladimir Vasilyev was made public the other day, in which the employees complained about the “extremely negative and biased attitude” on the part of Ekaterina Tolstikova. 40 persons signed the letter, among them two the deputy ministers.

To recall, an interdepartmental committee of the Prosecutor General's Office and the Investigative Committee worked in Dagestan since mid-January. More than 70 criminal and 433 administrative cases were initiated as a result of its work, and dozens of Dagestani officials of different levels lost their posts.

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