The head of the Balashikha resigned amid the scandal with a dump

Eugene Zhirkov

The head of city district Balashikha Eugene Zhirkov wrote a statement of resignation at own will. On Tuesday, June 27, reports TV channel “360” with reference to the press service of the Moscow region government.

Acting first Deputy head of administration of city district Balashikha Lily Tadevosyan, said the press service of the Moscow region.

On 22 June, Russian President Vladimir Putin tasked the Moscow region authorities to close the landfill, on which he complained to the residents of the houses of one of the districts of Balashikha in a straight line. Citizens living in close proximity to municipal solid waste (MSW) “Kuchino”, said the head of state that the landfill covers an area of 50 hectares.

On the same day, the Governor of Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov has ordered to close the landfill. Now it is subject to reclamation, which, according to preliminary estimates will cost four billion rubles. According to the Minister of environment of the region Alexander Kogan, subsequently, the landfill can be used for recreational purposes.

Zhirkov took the post of the head of city district Balashikha in 2014.