Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Senator Alexei Russkikh as acting head of the Ulyanovsk region, the Kremlin press service reported on Thursday, April 8.
“To appoint the Russians Alexei Yuryevich as the interim Governor of the Ulyanovsk region until the person elected as the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region takes office,” the publication says.
By the same decree, the head of state dismissed the governor of Sergei Morozov.
The Kremlin clarified that the president held a working meeting with the Russians via videoconference, during which he congratulated him on his appointment. The head of state also noted that he is counting on the solution of the acting governor of the tasks facing the region, as well as on the renewal of personnel in the region, while preserving the main “backbone”.
“For my part, I would like to wish you and all the people who will work with you success. I hope that we will see them, ”Putin said.
The fact that Morozov had resigned became known earlier that day. The official explained his decision by his intention to run for the State Duma. Morozov headed the administration of the Ulyanovsk region in 2004, and in 2006 he was approved as the governor of the region.