Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree dismissing Khabarovsk area Governor, LDPR member Sergei Furgal”because of the lack of assurance .” The decree also appointed Mikhail Degtyarev, deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation in the LDPR faction, as his interim deputy.During a work on line meeting with Degtyarev, Putin invited him to become Acting Governor of the Khabarovsk area and the latter consented. Zhirinovsky threatened that his LDPR party would leave the Russian Parliament and boycott government bodies of the Russian Federation. It had been the Liberal Democratic Party that introduced candidates to Putin: Acting Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Sports Mikhail Degtyarev, Chairman of the Duma Committee on Economics and Entrepreneurship Sergei Zhigarev and MP Andrei Andreichenko.
The Kremlin chose Degtyarev, who led the State Duma committee on physical culture, sports, tourism and youth affairs.
Mass rallies in support of Sergei Furgal have taken place in Khabarovsk and a number of other towns lately.Sergei Furgal was arrested last week over suspicions of his involvement in the actions of a local criminal group. Immediately following his arrest, Furgal was delivered to Moscow and arrested for 2 months. If sentenced this past year, before the 15-year statute of limitations for murder expires, he might face life imprisonment.Furgal doesn’t plead guilty. He noted that throughout the 2000s he had been a”director of a small business” and didn’t commit any crimes. At precisely the exact same time, spokespeople for the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation noted that they had irrefutable evidence proving his involvement in the organization of two murders and one attempted murder. Continue reading

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