Nizhny Novgorod Governor Valery Shantsev is retiring, according to “Kommersant”.
According to the newspaper, the decision to resign was taken at a meeting of the Governor with the administration of the President of Russia.
Earlier, sources of Kommersant claimed that this year will be scheduled not less than ten acting governors, including early in the Nizhny Novgorod and Samara regions.
Valery Shantsev has headed the Nizhny Novgorod oblast in 2005. The election in 2014, he scored 86% of the vote.