Nizhny Novgorod Governor Valery Shantsev is retiring: the decision was made at his meeting with the leadership of the presidential administration on Wednesday, says “Kommersant”.

No details about the conversation, the publication does not. But in early September the newspaper with reference to close to the Kremlin administration sources called Shantsev in the number of governors at risk of resignation before the end of this year.

Experts have repeatedly blamed Mr. Shantsev ongoing conflict regional and urban elites. Against the Governor works and the age – this year he turned 70 years old.

Nizhny Novgorod region Shantsev has headed in 2005, prior to that time he was Vice-mayor in Moscow, was one of the most influential members of team of mayor Yuri Luzhkov. In 2014, elections in the Nizhny Novgorod region Shantsev scored 86%.

The media learned about the forthcoming resignation of the Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region Shantsev 21.09.2017

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