Not confirmed nor denied: the Kremlin has not commented on the resignation Tolokonsky

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codecoverage potamanthidae in the Krasnoyarsk region Victor Tolokonsky at the Moscow financial forum 2017 in Moscow. 8 Sep 2017Not confirmed nor denied: the Kremlin has not commented on the resignation Tolokonsky© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codiscovered the image Bank

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has not commented on reports that the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk region Victor Tolokonsky has submitted his resignation.

On Wednesday, two Russian Governor announced the resignation of the head of Krasnoyarsk Krai Viktor Tolokonsky and the head of Dagestan Ramazan Abdulatipov.

Krasnoyarsk Krai

Resignation Tolokonsky has informed the Vice-speaker of the Parliament of the Krasnoyarsk region Alexey Kleshko present at a closed meeting of the local government. According to him, it was obvious that the Governor is very worried.

Press Secretary of Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov did not confirm, nor denied the information that in the Kremlin received a statement Tolokonsky.

The Governor himself commented on his resignation in the broadcast channel «Russia-24». According to him, three years (he held the post in 2014. — Approx. ed.) «not in vain». «Much started, much remains to be done. Colleagues all know how to do that,» he said.

From the point of view of the Deputy of legislative Assembly of the region Alexander Gliskov, the resignation of the Governor connected with his low popularity among the population. According to him, many residents of the Krasnoyarsk territory believe that he was appointed — though he confidently won the election. Gliskov noted that the activities of the Governor, there are positive aspects, but they «overlap» a low rating.

As reported by RIA Novosti sources in the Russian Parliament, the main contenders for the post of Governor of the region are the head of the «Oboronprom» Sergei Sokol and head of the FANO Michael kotyukov.


The head of Dagestan Ramazan Abdulatipov declared intention to resign in an interview with radio station «Moscow speaking».

«I will be filing a statement of resignation. Most likely, today. What’s next? Going back if I’m alive and healthy,» he said.

Abdulatipov said the reason for his decision — in his words, is a matter of age (he is 71).

«We’re conscious people, so we understand when you need to write about the resignation. There are General rules some. Well, 71 year already. There is a gardening staff,» the official said in an interview with another radio station «Komsomolskaya Pravda». He stressed that the resignation nobody hinted.

Dagestan Abdulatipov chaired from 2013. According to him, currently, the Republic is derived from the severe crisis and is on the rise.

Nizhny Novgorod and Samara region

Earlier this week his resignation was announced by the Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region Valery Shantsev and Governor of Samara region Nikolay Merkushin. Acting regions assigned respectively Gleb Nikitin and Dmitry Azarov.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak in a conversation with journalists suggested that in the near future the heads of several regions are able to leave their posts.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that rotational processes in the governors seek to upgrade. New acting in Nizhny Novgorod and Samara region he described as talented specialists, capable, despite his young age, to realize the potential for development of those regions which they led.