Changes in the Novosibirsk region: acting Governor appointed «Varangian»

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Andrei Travnikov during the meeting. 6 Oct 2017Changes in the Novosibirsk region: acting Governor appointed «Varangian»© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday dismissed the Governor of the Novosibirsk region Vladimir Gorodetsky and unexpectedly appointed acting head of the region the mayor of Vologda Andrei Travnikova.

Political experts said that the resignation was expected, and this was partly due to the ex-Governor. The appointment Travnikova, the person informed not associated with the region, came as a complete surprise.

The resignation was waiting for

«Gorodetsky’s resignation was long expected, but now she is in the format policy used by the administration of the President in relation to the age of governors. By and large, our Vladimir Filippovich has taken the second place in the ranking of most age governors,» — said RIA Novosti, the candidate of historical Sciences, political scientist Sergei Kozlov.

The interviewee noted that residents of the Novosibirsk region «tired» from Gorodetsky. «The scandals associated with municipal apartments, with the fourth bridge, with the increase in utility tariffs by 15% and so on… actually, the irritation in relation to age, the Governor grew. So people were tired, and his resignation would react positively,» said Kozlov.

Candidate of historical Sciences, political scientist Dmitry Puchkin said that Vladimir Gorodetsky, despite the fact that he was a good mayor of Novosibirsk, could not be a good Governor of the Novosibirsk region.

«Resignation Gorodetsky after the massive publications in the Federal media was predictable… He worked in the role of a conservative functionary, in such a politically active region, as Novosibirsk, patience politicized the public and considerable political class is not infinite,» — said the expert.

Doctor of historical Sciences, former Vice-Governor of Novosibirsk region Viktor Nightjar believes that Vladimir Gorodetsky himself has largely created the conditions for his resignation.

«Retirement — a phenomenon expected for a long time, all this went on, and the question was only time. All the conditions were ready, Vladimir Filippovich is largely of his own creation. The main drawback is that he has not fulfilled the main task — the unification of elites and the stability of the socio-political situation. With this complete failure,» said Nighthawk.
Vologda «Varyag»

Political scientist Sergei Kozlov believes that now in the course of the reshuffle of regional leaders the emphasis is on those people who have real administrative experience and are «outsiders», i.e. people not affiliated with the local elite and is able at some time be over all the events in the region’s conflicts. The appointment of acting Governor Andrei Travnikova, according to him, fits into this trend.

The President of communication holding «Minchenko Consulting» Evgenie Minchenko believes that herbalists – «another young technocrat» in a series of newly appointed acting Russian regions.

Political analyst Dmitry Puchkin appointment Travnikova called a specific career experiment. He noted that all six former governors of the Novosibirsk region were native Novosibirsk, and the participation of non-resident managers on high positions in the region was not successful. Their activities were heavily criticized, and they all left the region, said Puchkin.

«There is the problem of personnel team. If the master herbalist will be here to deliver people from the North-Western part of the country, it may cause dissatisfaction of local elites, the more that Vologda is a politically peaceful region. In any case, our political culture territory, and will give him at least a month to enter the business, and then everything depends on the new acting Governor. In the history of Russia there were cases when such people were able. Everything is in his hands,» — said the analyst.

Former Vice-Governor of Novosibirsk region Viktor Nightjar praised the appointment Travnikova as a tool of dealing with the split of the elites in Novosibirsk region.

«Other way, how to type, not built in all the infighting, remained. But that’s my guess. Of course, he will have to solve the problems of the situation… Gorodetsky with the city problems, since the legislative Assembly started to have problems with the broader public – the same. It is necessary to solve these problems,» — said the expert.

Recommendations and expectations

Herbalists Andrew — modern and competent leader who will be able to apply their experience and knowledge to work in the region, says the Governor of the Vologda region Oleg Kuvshinnikov.

«I can describe Andrei Alexandrovich as a modern and competent leader who has passed all stages of professional growth in the system of municipal and public services: from large industrial enterprises of Severstal and the mayor of the city of Cherepovets to the government of the Vologda oblast and representative office of the President in Severo-the Western Federal district. Therefore, I am convinced that he will be able to apply their experience and knowledge to work as head of the Novosibirsk region and will justify trust of the head of state,» said Kuvshinnikov, whose words are reported by his press service.

Vice-speaker of the legislative Assembly of the Novosibirsk region, the Secretary regotdeleniya of the party «United Russia» Valery Ilenko has admitted that he knows nothing about Travnikova, but I am sure that this appointment is a good reason.

«We don’t know the brand of the man, except his biography in the Internet. But to such posts in such a region is not assigned to people just. Everything here is weighed, analyzed,» said Ilyenko RIA Novosti.

Andrei Travnikov not yet commented on his appointment to the post of acting Governor of the Novosibirsk region. Vladimir Gorodetsky will speak about his departure only after the presentation of the acting head of the region on Monday or Tuesday, said the head of information policy Department of the local administration Sergei Neshumov.