Snow is falling again in St. Petersburg and rumors are flying in all directions. This time they concern the possible resignation from his post of a major political figure – the presidential plenipotentiary in the Northwestern Federal District – Alexander Gutsan. Today, there are already candidates for his place. What are the chances of this reshuffle, the editors of the online publication found out “Kompromat Group“.
It’s all about the squabble
Information that the top officials are considering the possibility of changing the presidential envoy to the Northwestern Federal District has already appeared several times over the past few years. However, all this was at the level of not very clear rumors. Today’s rumor is already stronger than the previous ones.
According to popular belief, Alexander Gutsan want to change to a more energetic person from the power structures. He will have to settle a loud scandal blazing with blue fire between the governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov and a billionaire Evgeny Prigozhin.
While the entire political elite settled down in the new political and economic conditions, no one noticed how an easy skirmish between the businessman and the mayor turned into a difficult and ugly phase. We already wrotethat the underlying reason for this whole public story with insults and statements to the Prosecutor General’s Office is exclusively Prigozhin’s business and large projects, which still cannot be useful to the city.
According to past rumors, Alexander Gutsanfor some reason, could not put out the ugly squabble between two irreconcilable opponents, so they began to select a replacement for him.
However, according to other rumors, people at the top believe that it is time to change a person from the clan Dmitry Medvedev per man of the president. As the rumor says, Gutsan’s relationship with Dmitry Anatolyevich is not easy. In his student years, Alexander Vladimirovich was the headman of the student group, where Dmitry Anatolyevich studied. And in general, if you take a closer look at the post of plenipotentiary for the North-Western District, it will suddenly turn out that there is already a “Medvedev’s man” in this post. Some sources hint that this is already a kind of tradition. After all, before Gutsan, he held this high position Nikolay Vinnichenko – Another classmate of Medvedev, who was from 2011 to 2013 the plenipotentiary for the Northwestern Federal District.
At one time, the appointment of Gutsan to this position was, on the one hand, an honorable salvation after the resignation of the office of the Prosecutor General Chaika and the accession of the team Igor KrasnovOn the other hand, this is an emphasis on strengthening the control functions of the embassy. One of Gutsan’s functions, in the year of his appointment, was to promote certain candidates to gubernatorial posts and support them in those autumn elections.
Today, as many political telegram channels shout, the alleged change of the mayor in the northern capital is just around the corner. It is possible that this is precisely why in high circles, ideas about strengthening the control function of the presidential representation in the district may have appeared.
As it was believed in those years, his appointment was pushed through in order to create a kind of counterbalance to the people of the Kovalchuk brothers. After all, they said that he enjoyed the support of the same Rottenbergs and even the odious Mr. Goloshchapov.
However, as we know, there were Alexander Gutsan and other interesting functions since the time of his labor activity in the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation. About what role he played in all the major scandalous resignations of the security forces in St. Petersburg, we already wrote. After all, not a single criminal case related to corruption crimes of major power figures in the Northern capital passed by him, as the Deputy Prosecutor General. In addition, Gutsan was always considered a powerful political figure in St. Petersburg, although he did not like publicity and was Medvedev’s personal creature.
Today, in place Alexander Gutsanrumors predict an even more powerful figure – the deputy director of the Federal Security Service Oleg Klimentiev. This is a very difficult security official: in the 90s he worked in St. Petersburg together with the current head of the National Guard Viktor Zolotov and is said to be on good terms with him. They are connected by joint workdays in the protection of the first mayor of the Northern capital Anatoly Sobchak. Then Klementiev went to the service of Vladimir Putinwhen he was prime minister. The media also mentions that Klimentyev for quite a long time was what is called the “personal adjutant” of the president of the country.
This, presumably, in 2019, the media found a mansion worth almost 500 million rubles. This 750 sq. meters, as it turned out, is located in Barvikha, in the closed elite village “River”, where people familiar to many in St. Petersburg live, like the same Viktor Zolotov.
Today there are several assumptions why they decided to change the plenipotentiary at the top and strengthen this position with a person with even greater power influence. The likelihood that the ambitions and business appetites of the rapidly gaining political weight Evgenia Prigozhina, it will be necessary for someone to restrain the special operation every month, increases. This is the first. The second is that no one at the top needs leadership in high-profile political scandals in St. Petersburg, before the upcoming elections. Third, the process of changing the governor, if any, should take place without excesses. A presence in the city Evgenia Prigozhinasuch a process, alas, does not guarantee.
Besides, Alexander Gutsanin general, did not affect another clash – General Roman Plugin and general Sergei Umnovthat how we already know, ended with the flight of many good personnel from Glavka, and a criminal case for the assistant minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In other words, the teenage love of skirmishes, in the cradle of revolutions, is rather fed up with the high offices. Indeed, unlike the same regions, all the scandals in St. Petersburg a mile away give away a classic St. Petersburg communal apartment, which, of course, does not paint the cultural capital in any way.
So, if a figure like Klimentyev is appointed to the embassy, this will mean that all corruption scandals, political showdowns and undercover games of the security forces will be vigilantly supervised, and unnecessary gestures will be stopped. Now, according to knowledgeable people, this personnel rotation should be looked at especially closely, because whoever is appointed to replace Gutsan will mean which clan has entered into force in St. Petersburg at that moment. From the latter, we know will depend on who will sit in the chair of the governor in the next electoral circle, and whether they will be given another chance. Alexander Beglov.
Himself Alexander Gutsanaccording to rumors, will not fight for his seat, because he has already reached a respectable age, and his state of health no longer allows him to participate in large-scale political games.