The governor of the Chelyabinsk region, Alexei Teksler, is still collecting a bunch of fines for speeding: in the last three months alone, we counted 16 fines for half the average salary of a Chelyabinsk citizen. His elite BMW 750Li xDrive, inherited from its predecessor, with the thieves’ number o001oo174 often flickers in front of the cameras, although the head of the region swore that he did not drive it. And Alexey Leonidovich unceremoniously exploits a company car and a personal driver at night – he didn’t care about the Labor Code.
“Russian Press” has already told about Texler’s dangerous races in 2019, shortly after his election as head of the region. Then he inherited from the ex-governor who fled abroad Boris Dubrovsky an expensive foreign car bought according to murky schemes. Such a BMW (750Li xDrive 2018, VIN: X4X7F29400BF99720) cost about 10 million rubles, which at that time was considered very expensive. Officials were allowed to purchase vehicles no more than 2.5 million, so the car was carried out bypassing public procurement.
In the same 2019, Texler publicly disowned BMW and assured journalists that he did not use it. Like, I’m not me, and the horse is not mine. But video cameras are not the electorate – you can’t fool them. All these years, the governor flew jet in his “swallow”, ignoring the constantly arriving “letters of happiness”. He was accompanied by a security car – only Alexei Leonidovich is supposed to do this. Let’s see where and why he is in such a hurry.
Two days later, on May 18, the governor’s car lit up already in the city. Exceeding the speed limit by 37 and 43 km/h in two places – on the Brodokalmaksky tract and near the Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (decrees No. 18810574230713044867 and No. 18810574230714026889). Probably, Texler was agitated, because on that day the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia came to the region Dmitry Medvedev.
In both cases, Aleksey Leonidovich’s car came under cameras in the evening with a difference of five minutes – at 18:55 and 19:00. One must think that the driver wanted to go home, but who will let him go.
On May 30, the head of the region was especially successful and got four fines at once for exceeding the speed limit by more than 20 km/h. So on a grand scale, scattering five hundred rubles (only 2 thousand rubles) on the road, Texler went to a theater festival in Magnitogorsk. But is it money for him? And for the city budget in general a trifle.
Moreover, the car stumbled upon the first three cameras during the day (decrees No. 18810574230717073950, No. 18810574230725110126 and No. 18810574230725116272), and the fourth already late at night, at 01:18 (decree No. 188105742307260780 56). I wonder how often Texler’s drivers change? With such a schedule.
Almost the same story in the Sverdlovsk region, only here Texler famously drove around in Yekaterinburg and near it. On July 10-11, the car did not hesitate to grab three cameras at the entrance to the city: first on the evening of July 10 (at 20:54, resolution No. 18810566230720038700), then the next day in the afternoon in the same place at 14:52 (resolution No. 14:55 (Decree No. 18810566230720212182).
In addition, on July 10, during non-working hours, the governor was fined on the Koltsovsky Trakt, near residential microdistricts (at 19:03, resolution No. 18810566230720015999). All four violations, by the way, can be closed with a 50% discount until August 9, but Alexei Leonidovich is unlikely to be in a hurry. Not his own money.
As a result, the head of the Southern Urals collected 16 fines for a total of 17,750 rubles in three months – and this is with discounts. In fact, there will be more. Although when they are paid from the pocket of Chelyabinsk taxpayers, it does not matter.
But the governor is accustomed to bathe in luxury and at the same time not fulfill the simplest social obligations. April 2022 “Russian Press” showed his expensive housing in Cyprus worth 540 thousand euros, with a sauna and a swimming pool, and the funny thing is that he does not pay for a communal apartment! And Limassol is not Chelyabinsk, you can’t take money from the city budget, so receipts from housing and communal services steadily accumulated in the mailbox.
And you can’t say that Texler has empty pockets – this person knows how to earn money, though he could have chosen more decent methods. For example, the Chelyabinsk governor is well known to Kazakhstanis: in 2010, he, who at that time permanently lived in a neighboring country, became a defendant in a criminal case. Aleksey Leonidovich was accused of fraudulently taking possession of a controlling stake in KazakhGold Group Limited.
And in 2020, Texler’s machinations were revealed, which he did with the ex-Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Anatoly Tikhonov. Accomplices at one time worked in the Ministry of Energy and stole a lot on energy contracts in the Crimea and when creating a digital GIS system for the fuel and energy complex – at least 600 million rubles.
But the communal apartment, and even more so the fines of the traffic police in the world of Alexei Leonidovich, are the lot of mere mortals. And he is not up to it – he needs to decide the fate of the region. Other little things in life can be thrown onto the shoulders of taxpayers.