The head of the Kirov region, Igor Vasilyev, was one of five governors who announced their resignation on May 10. According to RBC sources, the main candidate for the position is the assistant of the Kremlin administration Alexander Sokolov jpg” alt=”The Kremlin official became the main candidate for the post of the Kirov governor” />
The main candidate for the post of governor of the Kirov region was the assistant of the Kremlin Department for ensuring the activities of the State Council, Alexander Sokolov, told RBC two sources familiar with a discussion of the issue. Prior to joining the presidential administration, Sokolov worked as vice-governor of the Kostroma region.
On May 10, the governor of the region, Igor Vasiliev, announced his resignation and his intention to continue working at the federal level. In total, five heads of Russian regions announced their resignation or plans to resign on Tuesday.
Alexander Sokolov was born in 1970 in Kostroma. Graduated from the Kostroma Pedagogical Institute. ON THE. Nekrasov with a degree in history, as well as MGIMO. Since 2005— Chairman of the National Council of Youth and Children's Associations of Russia. In 2014, he was appointed to the post of First Deputy Governor of the Kostroma Region for Domestic Policy, in 2017 — head of a department in the presidential administration.
Five governors have already announced their early resignations in Russia over the past 24 hours. These are the governor of the Kirov region Igor Vasiliev, the head of Mari El Alexander Evstifeev, as well as the heads of the Tomsk, Saratov and Ryazan regions Sergey Zhvachkin, Valery Radaev and Nikolai Lyubimov.
After leaving, Vasilyev announced that he intended to continue working at the federal level. According to him, President Vladimir Putin supported the decision. “In connection with the approaching end of the term of office for which you elected me, I have made an important decision to leave the post of governor of the Kirov region and continue working at the federal level,” — he wrote.
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