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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Change of scenery: the new head of the Pskov region will become the protégé of the family Turdakov

As it became known to MK today, October 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin may prematurely terminate the powers of the Governor of the Pskov region Andrei Turchak and appoint a new acting head of the region: it is expected that they will become a member of the Federation Council from the Pskov region, Alexander Borisov. Our sources said that last Thursday Mr. Borisov “has successfully passed the interview” in the presidential administration.

photo: kremlin.ru
Andrey Turchak.

Turchak will have to take the post of Secretary of the General Council “United Russia”, vacant after Sergey Neverov became the head of fraction ER in the State Duma. The post of the head of the faction, we recall, in turn, became vacant after Putin appointed Vladimir Vasiliev, the head of Dagestan.

A large part of his career Borisov, born in the Pskov region in 1974, was associated with family Turdakov. So, in 1999-2001 Borisov was Deputy Director General for property management of JSC “Zavod Leninets, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors which is the father of the Governor Turchak, Anatoly Turchak.

The last still with 90-x years, well knew the future President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, as Deputy mayor of St. Petersburg who oversaw the joint venture privatized them a “Leninist” with Gillette and Electrolux. Also Turchak Sr. was Putin’s Deputy in the local branch of the Pro-government party “Our home Russia”. In addition, the media wrote that he was a sparring partner of Putin in judo.

In 1995, in “Leninist” at the age of 20 years came and Andrey Turchak, becoming first Deputy General Director and later head of part of the holding “Factory of electrical equipment”.

Alexander Borisov. Photo: Press service of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.

In 2005 Turchak Jr. decided to enter politics and came to the post of coordinator updated the “Junior” of the “United Russia”, then renamed “Youth unity” into “Young guard”. Along with Turchak in its management came with a “Leninist” and Borisov (he became head of the Central headquarters MGER), and another entrepreneur and friend Turchak, Alexander Gorbunov, whose journalist Oleg Kashin later accused of direct organization of his beating by the order Turchak. The reason for this, according to Kashin, became obscene derogatory epithet once applied to Turchak on the Internet.

Career Turchak and Borisov and to further develop jointly: when in 2009 Turchak moved Senator from the Pskov region in its leaders, its place in the Federation Council took Borisov. In the future, both policies preserved a bundle.

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