Kemerovo Governor Aman Tuleev extends vacation once more
A source in the local administration said the vacation had been extended for an indefinite period.
Kemerovo Governor Aman Tuleev has extended his vacation for the second time, Interfax reported adding that the official has been on vacation since May 22.
Earlier it was reported that the governor took a ten-day leave, after which Mr. Tuleev did not show up and the first deputy governor Vladimir Chernov was performing his duties. The administration then reported that the vacation had been extended until June 16. Now the source said that the leave had been extended indefinitely.
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Since November 2016, political experts and media demonstrate keen interest to the Kemerovo region and its leader. High-profile terminations and arrests of regional officials and law enforcement officers, the illness of the Governor, and his disappearance from the public sight have sparked numerous rumors and speculations. According to the most recent prognosis, Tuleev has to testify as a witness in the ‘Inskoy Pit case’ and potentially faces jail.