Federal authorities trust the leaders in the regions, but in some cases their ranks need to be updated. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin said at a press conference on Friday, December 23, the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
“Can we trust the so-called local staff? Of course we do. The vast majority of constituent entities of the Russian Federation of working immigrants from these regions”, — said the head of state. At the same time, according to the President, there are times when “the elites need to update”.
Leaders are selected based on personal and business qualities, “which give reason to believe that these people will effectively cope with the assigned duties,” Putin explained. “What is in store for them — will depend on them, from how citizens will evaluate their work,” said the President, speaking about the personnel policy of the governors.
In late July, Putin held a number of personnel changes among officials occupying key leadership positions. In particular, he took in prison, Nikita Belykh from the post of Governor of the Kirov region, has replaced its envoys in the North Caucasus Federal district, Siberian Federal district and the northwestern Federal district. In addition, he was appointed the new governors in Sevastopol and Kaliningrad region, which came from Federal agencies.