Tuleyev complained about friends’ betrayal after tragedy in Zimnyaya Vishnya mall
The former head of the Kemerovo Region gave an interview for his 75th birthday.
The former governor of the Kemerovo Region, Aman Tuleyev, who resigned after a fire in the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping center, which killed more than 60 people, complained about the betrayal of people from his close entourage and weakened health. The ex-official said that on the eve of his 75th birthday in an interview published on the website of the Kuzbass Regional Institute for the Development of Vocational Education (KRIRPO).
“That is, those people in whom you put so much energy, intelligence, experience, practically educated them, they were the first to turn away. At first, of course, it was a shame, but now I understand that it was the fear for their careers, position which moved everyone... but fortunately, not everyone is like that,” Tuleyev said.
In addition, the ex-governor complained about his health which deteriorated after the tragedy in mall and noted the changes in Kuzbass. “Over the past years, literally the second Kuzbass has been built,” the former head of the region says.
Tuleyev resigned on April 1, 2018, after the tragedy. He led the Kemerovo Region for more than 20 years. In September 2018, he became rector of KRIRPO, which he himself established in 2002.