The Krasnoyarsk Governor has announced his retirement

Krasnoyarsk territory Governor Viktor Tolokonsky announced his resignation. Such a statement he made at a meeting with the regional government and deputies on Wednesday, September 27. About this on his page in Facebook said the Deputy speaker of the regional Parliament Alexey Kleshko.

“Tolokonsky now: “I’m leaving. And even leave.” Says nervously. It is very much felt,” wrote the MP.

According to RIA Novosti, the main contenders for the post of Governor of Krasnoyarsk region are the head of the Federal Agency of scientific organizations (FANO) Michael kotyukov head “oboronproma” Sergei Sokol.

Tolokonsky was the head of Krasnoyarsk Krai in 2014. He became the third Russian Governor, who resigned this week. On the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin has fired the 70-year-old Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region Valery Shantsev, who has headed the region since 2005. Acting Governor appointed a 40-year-old Gleb Nikitin. On 25 September the resignation of Samara Governor Nikolay Merkushkin. Acting head of the region appointed the former mayor of Samara Senator Dmitry Azarov. Merkushin has headed the Samara region from may 2012.

On the same day, “Kommersant”, citing sources close to the presidential administration, said about the possible beginning this week a series of resignations of heads of regions. According to the newspaper, could be replaced by the heads of the 10 subjects.