Medvedev wished good health to residents of Komi, where heating season is about to collapse
The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has once again become a target for the public discussion.
This time, the Prime Minister wished good health to the population of the Komi Republic, where heating season is on the brink of collapse, when congratulating them with a 95-year anniversary of the autonomy foundation.
Telegram with a congratulation from Dmitry Medvedev, in which he noted the dynamic growth of the republic's development, was posted on the Cabinet of Ministers’ official website. The final words of this very telegram (“I wish you good health, success and all the best,” this is how the Prime Minister ended his greetings to the republic’s citizens) caused outrage among the public.
In recent years, the Komi Republic has appeared in the news and information stream mainly as a region with its upcoming heating season in jeopardy.
The interim Head of the Region Sergey Gaplikov has already sent a complaint to President Vladimir Putin on this issue and reported the poor condition of the Vorkuta Central Heating and Power Plant, owned by oligarch Viktor Vekselberg. Shortly after receiving the information, Putin ordered to conduct an inspection.
It is not the first time that Dmitry Medvedev has been in the center of a public scandal because of his wishes. His words to teachers (“No money? Start a business!”) have caused a public outcry, with about 300 thousand Russians signing a petition for his resignation. Previously, in a conversation with pensioners he said: "There is no money, but hang on there!"
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