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.
The intel scandal involving Oleg Smolenkov, who had access to the Kremlin and possessed valuable information, has become a widely discussed topic. It was CNN who reported, citing sources in the CIA and Donald Trump administration, on the “informant” being evacuated from Russia in 2017. It turned out that for certain people in Russia, the spy’s disappearance was not a secret, while the Russian elite denied the fact of espionage in unison with the American one. The Smolenkov family was forced to leave their luxurious mansion in Virginia, and their current whereabouts are unknown. Smolenkov’s “patron,” Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation for the International Sector Yury Ushakov, continues to fulfill his duties. The CrimeRussia looked into the story of “exfiltration” of the top informant and the possible consequences of his work as an intelligencer.