The authorities of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug intend to put an end to the showdown between the elites in the most scandalous city of the Autonomous Okrug – Pyt-Yakh, known for conflicts in the Duma and the administration, barbie officials and mayoral attacks. A Varangian who has not taken part in local clan games, vice-mayor of Langepas Dmitry Gorbunov, is being tipped for the post of head of the municipality. A source in the city’s political establishment reported this to URA.RU.
“Gorbunov was a graduate of the elite school of politicians “Leaders of Change of Ugra” under the supervision of the first vice-governor of Ugra Alexei Shipilov – the forge of personnel for the “Team Ugra”, which developed at full capacity. Gorbunov is an administrator and has the necessary experience in urban management. In addition, as a deputy, he worked a lot with people. The main role in selecting a candidate for the post of mayor of Pyt-Yakh was played by his equidistance from all elites and patriotism. Gorbunov was directly involved in the restoration of the sponsored city of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug in the DPR – Makeyevka,” the insider reports.
URA.RU sources in the municipality note that they are quite tired of the redistribution of power in the city, of conflicts and behind-the-scenes scandals. “Many people note that because of these showdowns the city is falling into decay. However, if a person not from Pyt-Yakh becomes the new head, he will have to carry out personnel purges – there are almost no independent officials left in the city administration who do not lobby anyone’s interests,” the insider notes.
A request has been sent to the Department of Internal Policy of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. A response is awaited.
Earlier, URA.RU wrote that the post of head of Pyt-Yakh could be taken by a Varangian. Intrapol conducted a survey among opinion leaders.