Mayor of Biysk resigned because of his son's business in the United States
The reason for the resignation was the new rules in admission to work with secret documents and state secrets.
The Mayor of the Altai city of Biysk, Nikolay Nonko, resigned "not to enter into any conflict situations with the law." In an interview with the municipal newspaper Nash Biysk, the official said that he had already written an application for leave, followed by a resignation. The reason for the resignation, according to Nonko, was the new rules in admission to work with secret documents and to the state secret of the Head of the City Administration.
"I never concealed the fact that my son and his family live abroad, moreover, the number of relatives living there increases, some of them I still have not lulled. And in connection with the toughening of federal legislation, if there are close relatives living abroad, this may be an obstacle to obtaining a certain group of admission," the Mayor explained.
Let's notice, that Nikolay Nonko became the Mayor of Biysk 6 years ago. His powers expired in September 2017, but, as we see, he does not intend to work out his term to the end. First Deputy Mayor Sergey Kryzhanovskiy was appointed the Acting Head of the Biysk Administration.
Official’s son Evgeny Nonko lives and works in the USA for more than 10 years. After leaving Microsoft, he founded his own business in the field of information technology.