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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, September 26. /TASS/. Former Nizhny Novgorod Governor Valery Shantsev is sure that the only reason for the resignation of the head of the region is its age – this year he turned 70 years old. He said this to journalists on Tuesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accepted the resignation Shantsev as Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region and appointed acting head of the region first Deputy head of the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation Gleb Nikitin. Entrenchments was the head of the Nizhny Novgorod region since August 2005.