A single day of voting — 2017: Kaliningrad oblast

As the head of the Kaliningrad region expect four people

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With 2015 in the Kaliningrad region had three of the head region. Nikolai Tsukanov, who was elected to a second term on 13 September 2015, less than a year after the election, 28 July 2016, was appointed presidential envoy in the northwestern Federal district. He was replaced by Eugene Zimichev, before directing the regional Department of the FSB. Later, he declared resignation at own will, and acting Governor, was appointed the thirty years Anton Alikhanov headed at that time the government of the region. He became the youngest head of the region in the country. At the early elections on 10 September the residents will decide who will become the new head of the territory. The post claimed by the four candidates.

Anton Alikhanov, a young technocrat, candidate of economic Sciences, previously worked in the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation. His candidacy was nominated for the election of the regional branch of “United Russia”. Rivals Alikhanov — the leader of regional branch of LDPR Evgenie Mishin, Secretary of the regional Committee of the Communist party Igor Revin and environmentalist who moved to Kaliningrad from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Ekaterina Timofeeva, advanced “Green”.

Surrounded by the European Union

Land communication with the region associated with the crossing of borders of foreign countries, the visa regime and the need for completion of customs procedures. Rail depends on the tariff policy of Lithuania and Belarus.

“Problems of transport availability, customs costs faced by business and residents of the region, climb a long time and are resolved with varying degrees of success. Before the new administration, the new Governor when he is elected, they will stand”, — said the head of the Sociological laboratory of analysis, modeling and forecasting of the Baltic Federal University. Kant Yefim Fidra.

The development plan of the line Ust-Luga — Baltiysk provides for the launch by 2020 of three train ferries. Specialists pay attention to the term of the line extension to the Western European ports. “Of course, it makes sense to open ferry lines, and not just in Sassnitz (Germany), but rather on the German ports of lübeck and Kiel, which are easier to automotive logistics. This would remove the dependence of our transit through Poland to the EU and from the EU to the whims and caprices of Poland” — said TASS Deputy of the Kaliningrad regional Duma Leonid Stepanyuk.