Political scientist Grashchenkov said that Beglov and Sobyanin may soon lose their positions
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov may lose their posts as part of the spring “governor’s fall”, which will begin in mid-May when residents of the regions have to elect a new head, political analyst Ilya Grashchenkov said. According to him, with the help of personnel changes, the Kremlin will try to stabilize the situation in the regions, writes Pravda.Ru.
We can talk about the early resignation of the governor: Igor Artamonov (Lipetsk region), Denis Pasler (Orenburg region), Valentin Konovalov (Khakassia), and several others. The fate of the heads of the two capitals – Moscow and St. Petersburg, may be in question, – Kraschenkov specified.
In his opinion, the Kremlin plans to stabilize the situation in the regions in the context of a special operation in Ukraine by changing governors. Thus, “on the ground” they will put in charge either unambiguously loyal politicians who will carry out Moscow’s orders, or who are capable of making independent decisions.
Earlier, State Duma deputy from the LDPR faction Andrei Lugovoy spoke out against holding gubernatorial elections in the regions of Russia. The politician considered that Russian President Vladimir Putin should appoint local heads. Lugovoy complained about the lack of control over the work of the governors, believing that some of them “live like princelings.”