We have already written repeatedly that the main thing is resignation Alexandra Ussa from the post of governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory – not the decision itself (whether it was made at least a hundred times (it feels like it was made so many times), but who to replace it with.
The weak point is that groups of influence push their henchmen, and any Varangian, even the coolest technocrat or the most influential federal politician (the fate Alexander Lebed) will be met with hostility due to the peculiarities of the local request for OUR.
And after all, at the federal level, in the rank of deputy prime ministers (Alexander Novak or Victoria Abramchenko), ministers (say the name or guess it yourself?), ex-ministers, first deputies (Alexander Gorovoy), ordinary deputy ministers (Mikhail Kotyukov), heads of departments (Vadim Medvedev), graduates of the governor’s schools (the same Sergey Sokol), even governors of other regions (Viktor Tomenko or Mikhail Razvozhaev) – a lot of immigrants from the Krasnoyarsk Territory. But the federation still wants to put the region in its place, to replay the processes there.
Any candidate for acting immediately at the federal level is exposed to information attacks, the introduction of daddies, the entry into the office of the supreme power of those who have not previously been denied audiences. Previously is the key word, because now is not up to it. It hurts elsewhere, not up to your governors in all sorts of bearish, even the most resourceful corners.
But if rumors about potential appointment of Alexander Kozlov as acting governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory are correct, then a third player wants to designate his political presence in the region. This Rosneftwhich has been deploying the Vankorneft project in the Krasnoyarsk Territory for a decade now, and is now launching the Vostok Oil megaproject with the development of reserves that are comparable in total to all produced over the decades in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
Two decades policy in the Krasnoyarsk Territory was built on the confrontation between the northern and southern, nickel and aluminum principles. The top was won by one thing, then another. Khloponin even headed a local bloc called the Northern Party, Alexander Uss has always been famous for its weakness for light metal. In 2014, they tried to bring an independent figure, a heavyweight from Novosibirsk, Viktor Tolokonsky, into the region as an arbitrator. An experienced breeder did not take it out of a large, but not so pumped up with resources and interested region, they ate it in 3 years and wrote it off.
The oil governor will enter the region with a minimum level of elite support. In the Legislative Assembly of the region, elected in 2021, the representation of this corporation is minimal, it will be necessary to carry out work to acquire the loyalty of deputies. Or negotiate a tactical alliance with one of the more familiar superpowers in the region. Otherwise, the Krasnoyarsk Territory will confirm its status as a region where the elites feed on the governors. Another such neighbor is the Irkutsk region, where the situation in Krasnoyarsk is very well understood now – it seems like the Varangian calmed down Igor Kobzevbut you can’t get anywhere with instincts, they just became dull for the time being.
Announcement by the Prime Minister of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Yuri Lapshin defendant in a criminal case on fraud in the design of the metro is not the first stool that is knocked out from under Uss. In the region, several ministers have already been convicted, deputies and ministers in batches, businessmen and their family members close to the regional authorities are under investigation, their son is under house arrest in Italy and in line for extradition, the anti-rating is breaking records. People are just trying to “swing rights”. Fires that cannot be extinguished are flaring up, the cities of the region are suffocating. The giant national flag is only kept at half mast, and so on. And nothing.
And Uss only as the hero of James Franco from the almanac of the Coen brothers asks inexperienced governors: “For the first time?”