Putin appoints new heads of Bashkiria and Kursk region
The President of the Russian Federation held meetings with Radiy Khabirov and Roman Starovoit.
Radiy Khabirov was appointed the head of the Republic of Bashkortostan, and Roman Starovoit headed the Kurgan region. Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his protégés to inform of their appointment as interim heads of regions. The press service of the Kremlin reports.
Starovoit was reassigned from the post of Deputy Transport Minister of Russia, which he took only two weeks ago. Before this, the new Governor of the Kursk region headed Rosavtodor, in 2010–2012, he was deputy director of the department for industry and infrastructure of the Russian government apparatus, in 2005–2010, he worked in the administration of St. Petersburg and was in charge of investment and strategic projects.
Radiy Khabirov was transferred from the post of head of Krasnogorsk, Moscow region. He headed the city district since January 25, 2017. In 2009-2016, he was Deputy Head of the Presidential Directorate for Domestic Policy. In 2003-2008, he chaired the administration of Bashkortostan head Murtaza Rakhimov.
Sweeping purge of Novosibirsk governmental structures – clampdown on corruption ties between local elite clans and their ‘patrons’ in law enforcement agencies?
Two governmental structures – judicial and watchdog agencies – have been ‘decapitated’ in the Novosibirsk region. The sweeping purge of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office was not as severe as the media had reported – but the key figures have already been removed from office. In fact, the large-scale unscheduled inspection carried out by a commission dispatched by the Prosecutor General’s Office has just begun. Who else is going to resign ‘voluntarily’? Who has initiated the sweeping purge of the watchdog authority? And what high-profile corruption cases are forthcoming?