Head of flooded district in Irkutsk region expelled from United Russia for “immoral” use of equipment
Mayor of the Nizhneudinsky district, Sergey Khudonogov, used utilities service cars on his own site.
Head of the Nizhneudinsky district of the Irkutsk region, Sergey Khudonogov, has been expelled from the United Russia party for “an immoral act unworthy of party member and mayor,” the website of the party's regional office says. Previously, a video showing utilities car working on the mayor’s site was posted.
“When residents and party members dedicated all their forces and resources to help the victims, literally collecting and sorting humanitarian aid for days, he decided to help himself,” the message of the United Russia party’s website says.
The video showing a man driving around Nizhneudinsk and showing the equipment that supposedly worked on Khudonogov’s plot was published in Podslushano v Nizhneudinske via vk.com on July 3. Commentators noted that there was a “huge pool” of drinking water on the district head’s plot of land. The comments have been deleted.
The mayor replied to an NTV correspondent, who asked him about a country house with a pool: “I don’t have a country house, but I have a bath house.” The district head said nothing about the utilities equipment on his allotment. After that, Vitaly Mutko demanded to remove Khudonogov from the position.
In late June, about 100 settlements were flooded as a result of flooding in the Irkutsk region. It is reported that 25 people have died.