First Deputy Governor of Khanty-Mansiysk District to have a talk with Putin
First Deputy Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Region Aleksey Shipilov has been summoned to the presidential administration in Moscow.
Aleksey Shipilov is responsible for domestic politics and ideology in the region. The Khanty-Mansiysk government representatives have not specified the purpose of deputy governor’s visit to Moscow, but noted that it is most likely due to the preparations for the presidential campaign, for which Shipilov is responsible in Yugra. In addition, members of the campaign headquarters also include Head of the local United Russia Party branch Boris Khokhryakov, as well as a team of sociologists and political scientists.
It is noteworthy that the last Wednesday, Head of KhMAO Natalya Komarova also visited Moscow on a business trip. During a press conference, she and the Russian director Sergey Solovyov made an announcement about the upcoming International Film Festival 'Spirit of Fire', which is to take place in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Region.
Viktor Zakharchenko, who is accused of embezzlement of 4 million rubles (~70.000 USD) from the funds of the bank Moskovskoye Ipotechnoye Agentstvo (Moscow Mortgage Agency), was placed under house arrest.
Officer of the FSB in Moscow and the region Pyotr Koryugin participated in the extortion of 2 million rubles ($34.800) from an Azerbaijani citizen, and he warned a drug dealer about a forthcoming search for 300.000 rubles ($5200).