Republic of Altai Head resigned
The reason for the resignation is the appointment to another post.
The head of the Altai Republic, Alexander Berdnikov, submitted his resignation. He wrote about it on Facebook.
“In connection with the termination of my term as head of the Altai Republic and transferring to another job, I submitted an application over voluntary early resignation from this position to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. I emphasize that the resignation was voluntary,” said Berdnikov.
Several new criminal cases against corrupt officials have been instituted in Dagestan. The high-ranked suspects include Abdulmedzhid Suleimanov, ex-Mayor of Izberbash; Amir Magomedov, ex-Head of the Izberbash Administration; Magomed Dzhelilov, Head of the Derbent District; and El’dar Karagishiev, Head of the Babayurt District. In the past, all of them were suspected of similar crimes – but somehow managed to get off the hook. The new arrests occur amid the anti-corruption campaign in the republican law enforcement structures. What are the true reasons behind the new wave of the personnel purge? Can the anti-corruption slogans conceal a fierce battle waged by local clans for redistribution of assets with the purpose to create a new ‘untouchable’ elite in Dagestan?