“Get out and vacate office!” Head of Arkhangelsk region Orlov gets booed by locals on Day of Russia 

“Get out and vacate office!” Head of Arkhangelsk region Orlov gets booed by locals on Day of Russia
Igor Orlov

People who gathered at the event didnʼt give a word to the governor.

Governor Igor Orlov who tried to celebrate citizens of Arkhangelsk during the Day of Russia has been got booed by the locals. People who gathered at the event shouted: “Pomorye is not a scrapyard!” and “Get out and vacate office!” Video of the incident has been posted by MBKh-Media Severo-Zapad Telegram channel.

The video shows the governor trying to say - over the roar of the crowd - the following: “We are those who build up new Russia.”

Before the end of his speech, a man shouts that the governor is a loafer and a good-for-nothing.

The situation in Arkhangelsk region remains tense due to construction of a landfill site at the station Shiyes. The local hold rallies, however the authorities had already given permission to construction; and works are being carried out in spite of the protests.

However, the projectʼs investors promised to conduct the public hearings and additional ecological expert evaluation.

The major rallies took place on December 2, last year, and on February 3 and April 7. Eco- activists have been on duty at the station since December. They note all the violations by OOO Tekhnopark. In fact, the works had been suspended in February, as the activists blocked the fuel supplies.

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