Flayer governor Levchenko urgently hospitalized
Sergey Levchenko was to leave for Moscow.
Governor of the Irkutsk region, Sergey Levchenko, has been urgently hospitalized on Monday. This is reported by FlashSiberia referring to sources.
According to the publication, the head of the region was supposed to leave for Moscow, but his health deteriorated sharply. Some sources say he has a kidney problem.
“Sergey Levchenko has been hospitalized in the Irkutsk Regional Clinical Hospital. His participation in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will be held June 6-8, is in question,” the source said.
Irina Alashkevich, head of the press service of the governor and government of the Irkutsk region, told Znak.com that she does not yet have information about the hospitalization of the region head. “It is possible,” she said.
Levchenko has headed the region since September 2015. Prior to this, he was a deputy of the State Duma of three convocations. He is 65. Late last year, the official found himself at the center of scandal due to a criminal case of Illegal Hunting initiated against him. A video showing Levchenko and his friends pulling a sleeping bear out of its den and killing it with two shots at close range elicited a widespread reaction on the Internet. In addition, he taught his young grandchildren to kill animals at close range in front of a camera.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.