The former head of the Baikal region is located in the region, said a source

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Activesprite in fotobiennale Zhdanov. Archival photoThe former head of the Baikal region is located in the region, said a source© RIA Novosti / Alexander Activesprite the image Bank

The former head of Transbaikalia Natalia Zhdanova, instead of which the acting region appointed Alexander Osipov, is currently in the region, announced to RIA Novosti a source in the Krai government.

On Wednesday late in the evening in the Kremlin, Putin had a working meeting with Osipov and announced his decision to appoint him acting Governor of Zabaykalsky Krai. According to the decree published on the Kremlin website, Putin accepted the resignation of the head of Transbaikalia zhdanovoj at his own request and appointed Osipova.

«When Osipov will arrive in the region, is still unknown, all find out. Natalia, according to my information, is now in the region», — said the Agency interlocutor.

Zhdanov resigned 11 Oct. She took a vacation, which extended up to October 28. The performance of its duties was entrusted to the first Deputy Chairman of the regional government Alexander Kulakov.

Zhdanov supervised the region from February 2016 on this post it has replaced the resigned Konstantin Ilkovsky.

Osipov — member of the Board of Directors of JSC «RusHydro», the former first Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation on development of the Far East.