“Aren’t you ashamed?” – asked the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, the Governor and government of Sakhalin region after inspection of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. A year and a half after the arrest of the former Governor of the state prizes and the arrival of a new command situation in the island region requires “eye” and problem solving in manual mode. However, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk note that objectively, the city began to change for the better.
The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, visited Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, was dissatisfied with the uncomfortable appearance of the regional center. “Aren’t you ashamed? Shabby, dirty, uncomfortable city. To bring to this state Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk with such roads, such zakachannyj facades. Why budget funds are not allocated to priorities?” asked Matvienko at the meeting with Governor of the region Oleg Kozhemyako and the members of the regional government.
“Problems and with asphalt pavement, and utilities. Wherever you dig, you can always criticize, and it will be objectively”
The Governor Kozhemyako in response assured that the visit of speaker of the Federation Council will speak for the municipality of the island “capital” of the catalyst in the solution of problems of improvement.
“I hope that by next year, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk will look different,” said the Governor, quoted by RIA “Sakhalin-Kuril Islands”.
“Where the money goes?”
During the presentation of investment projects of Sakhalin region with the participation of Oleg Kozhemyako Valentina Matviyenko continued “dressing”. “Resent! – said the speaker of the Federation Council. – When was the fat years – the budget of the Sakhalin region is very large, self-sufficient, and nothing was done. The question arises: why, where the money goes? Why wasn’t the allocated priorities, why to such a state brought the capital of Sakhalin?”
“Now the (new) Governor, the command came, of course, the time necessary”, – has admitted Matvienko. We will remind that Oleg Kozhemyako manages the Sakhalin from September 2015 (in the rank of acting – from the end of March last year), before that he was Governor of the Amur region. Kozhemyako predecessor on a post of the Governor of Sakhalin Alexander Horoshavin in March 2015, was arrested at his workplace by officers of the Moscow Department of the FSB.
During the search at the place of residence of the prizes were seized 1 billion in cash. Searches were also held in the Moscow apartment and dacha of prizes in addition to the money seized 800 jewelry – for example, pen cost of 36 million rubles. Basmanny court of Moscow arrested the then de jure Governor in the case of receiving a bribe in the amount of 5.6 million dollars. Khoroshavin was placed in jail “Lefortovo”.
At the end of March 2015, President Vladimir Putin has officially removed the Governor from office in connection with loss of trust. Last summer Khoroshavin was charged with one count upon receipt of a bribe in the amount of at least 15 million rubles. A number of deputies of the city Duma in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk are witnesses in the new case against him of bribery in the election. Investigators found four episodes in the amount of 27 million rubles.
During the meeting with the current leadership of the region, Valentina Matvienko, admitting that came in last year a new team takes time, called “the rapid pace to do it.” “And in the hour of a teaspoon” – said the Chairman of the Federation Council.
“The main priority during this time is not solved with such possibilities. The richest region, the richest opportunities, – said Matvienko. – I want to wish you success, keep in mind through the year to come – check”.
Regional authorities under the supervision of
“Vladimir Putin’s team now monitors the regional authorities is the fact, – said the newspaper VIEW political scientist, Director of the Center for political information Alexei Mukhin. – Valentina Matvienko, his statement was made not in vain. This is a common trend eye for regional authorities from the point of view that they need to work effectively.” We are talking about saving public funds in the conditions of crisis and growing budget deficit, said the expert.
“I think that the relevant conclusions will be made”, – said the analyst. He added that he does not expect immediate resignation of the government of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. But, in his opinion, “they will either have to rebuild or give up their seats. Statement by Valentina Matvienko, the third person in the state according to the Constitution, are expensive”, – concluded the expert.
“You can criticize, but the city is developing objectively”
“Any Federal politician who comes to Sakhalin oblast and the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, for some reason they always approached our local mayor Sergei Nadsady, it’s such a punching bag,” – said the newspaper VIEW head of the Sakhalin portal “Setish.ru” Artem Kan.
He recalled that in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk came Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev, and also indignant, before the Governor of Sakhalin Oleg Kozhemyako immediately after his appointment, visited the city and drew attention to his condition. “Somehow traversed all big steps by the municipal authorities, said the source. – As I understand it, Matvienko can’t criticize the Governor, he still appointed by the Kremlin, it is possible to criticize only the local authority”.
“Objectively, the city is changing for the better, but not so big (pace), we are not San Francisco,” says Kahn. The source said that for the first time in several decades on the street where he lives, the reconstruction, furthermore, reconstruction, and other points of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. But “the city is old, there are still some areas there are wooden buildings”, noted Artem Kan.
Yes, find the reason for the disturbance condition of the city will not be difficult, he acknowledged. “This is a municipal town. I am sure that in Russia all cities can be criticized. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is no exception. Problems and with asphalt pavement, and utilities. Wherever you dig, you can always criticize, and it will be objectively”, – said the interlocutor.
According to him, “if you dig around the municipality, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, then, of course, you can (be present) a thousand cavils, they will all be justified, there are problems that need to be addressed for a long time. But the city is developing, and this is purely objectively,” concluded Kahn.
“They say that the city is much better”
Member of the Public chamber of Russia on the Sakhalin region Elena Reutskaya in conversation with the newspaper VIEW noted that the city was not long architect, it is only recently appointed. “Over a period of, say, the last five years, all tuned, repaired not improve the view of the city, but rather to quickly patch holes,” – said the interviewee. She explained that somewhere can the roof to fall apart, as hurricanes are, etc.
“Look, of course, until you go to the airport, and I really don’t like” – said the interviewee. She recalled that about a month ago the city was visited by a member of the Public chamber of Russia Igor Shpektor, who also noted that the appearance is unsightly. “But the people who were on Sakhalin island ten years ago, say that it is much better. But for those who come for the first time, in comparison with St. Petersburg, Moscow, Vladivostok, which is now polished to beauty, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk looks very grey, uncomfortable, fractured,” Reutskaya said.
Even those homes that are renovated, “they do not harmonize in terms of improving it’s appearance Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk”. “This is the main problem”, – said the interlocutor. She expressed hope that now, when the chief architect of an adopted person, he will bring some innovations, its contribution to the city’s attractions.
This problem is not easy. The interviewee said that she, as Director of the hotel, knows that in the external appearance of the building have to invest much more than in the Central cities of Russia, because the wind, snow, rain doing their job. “We need a completely different lining materials, should be program, including research. Science should tell you what materials to use, not what the budget will afford, and those who are long term,” explained the interviewee. “Although the city is getting better, I was there for 25 years and can honestly say was nicer to live!” summed up reutsky.