Saturday, August 19, 2017

Kurgan regional Governor Oleg Bogomolov resigns

Last Friday, Kurgan regional Governor Oleg Bogomolov resigned from his position.

Bogomolov's resignation decree, which was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin later that day, named Alexei Kokorin acting governor. Bogomolov held the governorship of Kurgan since 1996, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

In the days leading to Bogomolov's resignation, Kokorin met with the region's deputies and was given introductions to high-profile members of the Kurgan region's business communities.

Prior to his appointment as acting governor, Kokorin served as mayor of Shadrinska, the Kurgan region's second-largest city, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta.