Analyst: care Kozhemyako from Sakhalin will not affect the construction of the bridge

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Krasnoukhova in fotobanka Kozhemyako. Archival photoAnalyst: care Kozhemyako from Sakhalin will not affect the construction of the bridge© RIA Novosti / Sergey Krasnoukhova the image Bank

The construction of the bridge from the mainland to Sakhalin island after the departure of the region Oleg Kozhemyako, who has been appointed as the new acting Governor of Primorye, is not closed, political scientist, head of the Department of journalism and publishing School of Humanities FEFU Viktor boatmen.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accepted the resignation of acting Governor of Primorye Andrey Tarasenko was appointed acting head of the region Oleg Kozhemyako, head to this Sakhalin oblast.

The question of the construction of a fixed crossing to Sakhalin has been raised repeatedly since the middle of last century. The project is a tunnel between Sakhalin and the mainland was conceived in the 50-ies, but then realize it did not happen. In 2007, the question of connecting the coast with a bridge or tunnel is raised again. In a straight line on 7 June 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted the importance of the transition for the residents of Sakhalin. Currently, the parameters of the construction of a bridge to Sakhalin being developed. Kozhemyako is actively involved in the initiation of the project.

«It is unlikely that the project collapsed after the departure Kozhemyako, as the idea of the construction of the bridge has already risen to the level of the Federal government… the Idea of building a bridge will pop up constantly and will not die,» said the analyst.

He also noted that Kozhemyako appointed in Primorye as a crisis Manager that speaks about the problems and uncertain situation in the region. Therefore, it is necessary for a short time until December — proposed date for new elections of the Governor of Primorye was time to make tactical steps to resolve urgent problems in the region.

«Well, if he has time to do this, Tarasenko did not. In three months the global economic problems in the region can not be solved — it takes years. This is now no strategic vision for the development of each individual region Far East. And if Kozhemyako will be able to suggest a strategy at some conceptual level, and she will find support in the Federal center and in the minds of the people will be well» — said boatmen.

According to him, Kozhemyako in Primorye may be a problem with the alignment of contact with local elites, as it is not considered «coastal».

«He has the support of the Federal center, but Tarasenko she was, so that is not the defining factor. And defines — his energy and ability to negotiate,» — said boatmen.

The electoral Commission of Primorye last week on the recommendation of the CEC of Russia has recognized the results of elections of the head region is invalid. Tarasenko said he believes the correct decision to cancel the election results. The candidate from the Communist party Andrei Ishchenko said that he would contest the results in three areas — in Ussuriysk, Artyom and Nakhodka. He noted that the statements of claim prepared, and some of them have been filed. Date of the next elections is not appointed yet, but, as expected, the deputies can approve it until mid-October.

In the course of summing up of the election candidates were alternating the lead, after processing 100% of ballots Tarasenko received from 49.55% of the votes, while Ishchenko is 48,06%. Candidates filed complaints about the violations, after which the CEC has sent in Primorye representatives to assess the situation and advised the electoral Commission of the region to recognize the election results invalid, since the analysis of complaints revealed a gross interference in the election campaign with use of administrative resources.

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