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.
On October 15, the Russian branch of Amnesty International reported on the abduction of its employee Oleg Kozlovsky by unknown persons during the monitoring of protests in Magas against the agreement on borders with Chechnya.