Vladimir Putin and Nikolai Lyubimov
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin met with Nikolai Lyubimov, appointed acting Governor of the Ryazan region. A transcript of the conversation published Tuesday, February 14, on the Kremlin website.
“The most important thing, of course, need to be closer to people, to feel what they live, what problems face in their daily lives, and to proceed from the need to address these issues,” — said the head of state.
Putin noted that Lyubimov is a native of Kaluga, where he studied and began to work. According to the head of the state, “Kaluga — one of the best regions”, showing a good development indicators. “If I offer to lead a neighboring region, Ryazan, make there to be, at least, as in Kaluga?” asked the President.
Lyubimov noticed that would have worked in the Ryazan region. He admitted that he considers it “very promising, very beautiful, with a rich cultural and historical past, with rich potential in tourism and, of course, developed industrial and agricultural region”.
“I think my experience could be useful just in Central Russia, in the field, which is very similar to Kaluga”, — said Lyubimov.
Earlier in the day, the President accepted the resignation of the Governor of Ryazan region Oleg Kovalev and appointed acting head of the region Deputy of the state Duma Nikolay Lyubimov (“United Russia”).
Prior to joining the lower house of Parliament 45-year-old Lyubimov in the period from 2015 to 2016 worked as a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Kaluga region of the sixth convocation. From September 2015 he is the Chairman of the regional Parliament.
Previously, from 2011 to 2015, Lyubimov worked as a Deputy Governor of the Kaluga region. At the same time since September 2011 he was head of administration head of the region. In 2007-2010 — the mayor of Kaluga.