Zimin complains of drop in his income during leadership of Khakasia
Viktor Zimin assured that he would not "run mad" out of his decision to remove from elections. According to him, he became "a little poorer than he was before the appointment."
Head of Khakassia Viktor Zimin, who left the elections before the second round of voting, stated that he would no longer engage in politics after the end of his term. The retired head of the region said in an interview with TASS.
Zimin said that after he left the post, he would pay more attention to the family and children. The head of the region stressed that the decision to withdraw his candidacy from the elections was not simple, but conscious. "I did not lose breadcrumbs to run mad with the fact that I took this decision. I became a little poorer than he was before the appointment," he admitted.
According to 56-year-old Zimin, he made a "cool way," after which the fate gave him the opportunity to "fool about" politics. "But I realized that my work is the development of Siberia. Perhaps, I will be ready to do it in the future, for example, to implement such projects. I always knew how to do it professionally," Zimin stated, adding that he loses "interest in politics."
In the first round of elections, Acting Head of Khakassia Viktor Zimin, representing United Russia party, came in second, losing to candidate from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Valentin Konovalov. Last Friday, two days before the second round of voting, Zimin announced the removal of his candidacy. He explained this decision saying that he did not want to cling to power and would step down to prevent a split.
As a result, the second round of elections was postponed till October 7. Konovalov will compete with Andrey Filyagin, who took the third place in the first round, he is the representative of A Just Russia party.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.