Kozak made a resignation of several of the heads of regions

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in fotomonster Chairman of the government Dmitry Kozak. Archival photoKozak made a resignation of several of the heads of regions© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak suggested that a few of the heads of regions may resign soon.

He recalled that governors decide whether to continue their work or to retire. The prerogative of the President — the appointment of acting heads of subjects.

«This work is underway, is to assess the efficiency of the Executive authorities of subjects, probably as a result of this evaluation for the heads of regions come. I think there will be a few,» — said Kozak to journalists.

Today Vladimir Putin signed a decree dismissing Valeriy Shantsev as Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region. Acting head of the region appointed the first Deputy head of the Ministry of industry and trade Gleb Nikitin.

The President has sent in resignation the head of the Samara region Nikolay Merkushkin, his duties will temporarily fulfill Dmitry Azarov.

As told RIA Novosti source in the Parliament, in the next two days will be a resignation of the Governor of Krasnoyarsk region Victor Tolokonsky. This post discusses two candidates — the head of the FANO Michael kotyukov and head of the defense industry Sergey Sokol.

Earlier media wrote that in the beginning of the week the heads of several Russian regions may early retire.