Putin fired 65-year-old Poltavchenko a few minutes before raising the retirement age to 65 years
He headed the northern capital since 2011: I remember his love for Kadyrov, the transfer of Isaac of the Russian Orthodox Church and Zenit-Arena.
On October 3, Vladimir Putin dismissed Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of St. Petersburg, and offered the Plenipotentiary Representative in the North-West Federal District Alexander Beglov to become acting as. The former head of the region was recommended to head the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).
- In the late 90s he was the plenipotentiary representative of the president in the Leningrad region, and became governor of St. Petersburg only under Medvedev in 2011 — the official biography at TASS ;
- The former governor is extremely religious: there are iconostases in the administration of St. Petersburg, and the work of officials is supposedly interrupted by obligatory prayer – an unofficial dossier on the Interlocutor.ru ;
- “Poltavchenko is a man: he loves fishing, basketball, does not loom on TV, and his cap is not Moscow’s six-link, but our Leningrad proletarian peaked cap, in which it is for work and football, ” Wikipedia certificate ;
- The budget of St. Petersburg when it grew by 20%, as well as the average salary of officials in the administration – the results of the governorship of Poltavchenko in figures from 2017 for St. Petersburg.ru ;
- Not once or twice he had to resign – rumors about his resignation from the post of head of the region arose every year, but never until 2018 they were not confirmed – the forecasts and possible successors of Poltavchenko on Fontanka;
- He shouted “Akhmat is a force”, called the bridge in St. Petersburg in honor of Kadyrov, was inactive during crowded protests, finished the expensive construction site “Zenit Arena”, handed over the church to St. Isaac’s Cathedral – the scandals that the former governor got on “Moika 78” ;
- “Poltavchenko also participated in the trip for the Holy Fire to Jerusalem, but in general he is not as actively involved in the affairs of the church as it may seem,” – a reference from “Compromising” ;
- He obliged Petersburg officials to report to him personally if they were offered bribes. The Anti-Corruption Foundation said that the governor fights corruption only “on paper” – a review from Kommersant ;
- Non-public official, silent chief, as well as the governor, who does not spend money on the social sphere and was unable to establish contact with the Legislative Assembly — five reasons for Poltavchenko’s resignation from Komsomolskaya Pravda ;
- The son, Alexander Poltavchenko, owns half of the Bik-Well company that fulfills Gazprom’s orders, and also participated in the construction of a waste recycling plant in St. Petersburg — a compromising publication on political information Zampolit .