Governors of Ulyanovsk and Belgorod regions expected to be sacked in near future

Governors of Ulyanovsk and Belgorod regions expected to be sacked in near future
Evgeny Savchenko Photo: Oleg Kharseev/Kommersant

According to some sources, the dismissal of Ulyanovsk region’s Governor Sergey Morozov has been discussed for several months now. Belgorod region’s Governor Evgeny Savchenko is expected to be dismissed this December within a campaign of a ’routine replacement stipulated by age’ (the official is 68).

The Governors of Ulyanovsk and Belgorod regions are expected to be sacked in the near future, reports Kommersant.

According to Kommersant sources, Morozov’s possible dismissal “has been discussed for several months now, however the situation has remained unchanged due to the fact that the Governor is being backed by the Federal Center.” Morozov has been a Governor of Ulyanovsk region since 2004. He got 54% of vote in the 2016 elections. His current mandate is to be over in 2021. In September, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation won by getting 36.24% of vote in the regions’ Legislative Assembly elections. The United Russia party chaired by Morozov got 33.96%.

Sergey Morozov is known for his exotic proposals including establishing an Impregnation Day in the region with its reduced working hours, as well as declaring his region as motherland of Kolobok (the main character of an East Slavic national fairy tale with the same name, represented as a small yellow spherical being). St.Petersburg policy Fund’s rating considers Ulyanovsk region a region of a reduced sustainability. According to Kommersant, as soon as Morozov is dismissed, head of the Federal Bio-Medical Agency Vladimir Uyba is expected to come into office.

Belgorod region’s Governor Evgeny Savchenko (68) is expected to be dismissed in December, this year. He has been the Governor since 1993. In September, 2017, Savchenko got 62.3% of votes and was elected to the second term of office. According to Kommersant, Savchenko is expected to be dismissed within a campaign of a ’routine replacement stipulated by age’. Meanwhile, vice governor Olga Pavlova called the rumors on Savchenko’s early dismissal a ‘nonsense’ and said there's no inclination for it.

“2 days ago, Belgorod region was announced the country’s first among those headed by mature officials. A day earlier, it was called the best in terms of quality of work of the Executive Branch. In such estimation at the federal level, I don’t quite understand where these rumors come from,” the vice governor who oversees the political bloc stated.

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