Predecessor Soloviev, the head of Udmurtiya has commented on his detention

Alexander Volkov

The acting head of the Udmurt Republic will be appointed in the near future, says the former head of the region, Senator Alexander Volkov. His words leads RIA Novosti on Tuesday, April 4.

“The economy should be a man,” said Volkov. He added that now the subject of the urgent need to prepare for the flood.

Volkov noted that in connection with detention of the head of Udmurtia Alexander Soloviev “frustrating for him, and for the Republic”. “For me it was a surprise,” he added.

Earlier Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Solovyov in connection with loss of trust.

On the same day it became known about detention of the head of the Udmurt Republic. Russia’s investigative Committee opened criminal case against him. According to investigators, in the period from 2014 through 2016, he got about 139 million rubles in bribes from representatives of organizations engaged in the construction of bridges. The Governor also gave reward “in the form of shares in the commercial organization cost of 2.7 million rubles,” according to the Investigative Committee.

Alexander Soloviev was head of the Udmurt Republic from February 2014. Prior to that, he represented the Republic in the Federation Council from 2007 to 2013 he was Chairman of the state Council of the region of the fourth and fifth convocations.