The very first contender for the post of mayor of Vladivostok

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The Deputy of the Duma of Vladivostok from the party of LDPR Vasily Vasilyev became the first candidate for the post of mayor of the city, which was vacant after the resignation of Igor Pushkarev.

As reported on the website of the Duma of the city, Vasilyev was proposed in the composition of the tender Commission for the contest for the position of mayor, but he recused himself.

«In a statement addressed to the Chairman of the Duma of Vladivostok of Andrey brick Chairman of the Committee on economic policy and municipal property Vasily Vasilyev explained his refusal to be part of the competition Committee that plans to participate in the competition for the position of mayor of the city of Vladivostok», — stated in the message.

In early November, dismissed from the post of mayor of Vladivostok under investigation Igor Pushkarev wrote a letter of resignation. According to the investigation, from 2008 to 2015 Pushkarev for bribes for a total amount of 75 million rubles hindered business participation in municipal contests in the field of road construction. Then, together with the Director of the MUP «Roads Vladivostok», he ensured victory in the competition of this company with which it had concluded contracts worth 1.2 billion rubles for the supply of materials produced by the affiliated companies of the group «Vostoktsement».

The result of the close relatives of the mayor have received from the amount of income of group companies «Vostokcement» dividend 471,7 million rubles. In addition, «Roads of Vladivostok» was damaged on 143,6 million, since the company bought the building materials at a price exceeding the cost of similar products from other vendors, said the Prosecutor’s office.