Study: 20 number of governors or their subordinates may have connection with the business


MOSCOW, October 15. Twenty regional leaders, including leaders of Crimea and Sevastopol, or their subordinates in varying degrees can be associated with a local business. To such conclusion experts of the Foundation for civil society development (Fcsd).

Fund on 15 October to present the tenth integral rating of efficiency of governors. It was first applied to the so-called “factor of affiliation”.

As reported by the organization factor is introduced to evaluate the capacity of heads of subjects to ensure transparent conditions for economic development in conditions of fair competition and the analysis of their involvement in the activities of business entities.

The reduction factor of the “affiliation factor” the most negative impact on the position of the head of Khakassia Viktor Zimin and the Governor of the Kaliningrad region Nikolay Tsukanov. From their final results, the experts deducted by 10 points. Thus at the expense of thematic modules with a total reduction for Zimin amounted to -6, and Tsukanova for -4 points. As explained in the Fcsd, the successful campaign and victory on elections of the Governor of the Kaliningrad region Tsukanov, has provided high performance on traditional modules.

Zimin came under the action of the lowering coefficient due to the criminal case against his former Deputy – Minister of agriculture and food Ivan Wagner. He is accused of abuse of office and illegal participation in entrepreneurial activity.

The application of the “affiliation factor” against Tsukanov dictated three episodes, was reported in the Fcsd. So, in the view of the regional Prosecutor’s office addressed to the Tsukanov, it is reported that the Minister of tourism of the region Andrey Ermak lobbied for the participation of the appraiser in assessing the value of the land. Also, the Prosecutor’s office has determined the presence of corruption in the regional government issuing licenses to managing companies. In addition, the regional Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case against employees of the Forestry Agency of the regional government. The office is charged with illegal clear sanitary felling of relict trees.

18 governors have lost 5 points. In particular, to apply the reduction factor in relation to the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov experts made repeated detentions of high-ranking officials of the Republic.

“After a series of arrests and criminal cases against Crimean officials, dubbed by law enforcement, the head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov said that they will not allow “harassment of employees of Executive authorities on unjustified grounds, in the interest of individuals to fabricate criminal cases no one not here.” “Later, this statement was disavowed”, – stated in the materials of the Fcsd.

Political scientists picked up a number of cases of criminal prosecution of the Crimean officials. Among them – a criminal case against Republican former transport Minister, now occupying the post of Advisor to the head of the Crimea Anatoly Turkina. As believes a consequence, Churkin has issued an Ordinance under which the fee for the ferry service was transferred to the account of the commercial structure and not at the expense of the state operator. The damage is estimated in the sum about 1,5 million roubles.

A number of arrests of high-ranking officials of Sevastopol resulted in the decrease in the rankings and Governor of the Federal city Sergey meniailo. So, was remanded in custody the head of the state public institution “Capital construction”, suspected of abuse of office and forgery. According to preliminary data, as a result of criminal action the budget of Sevastopol was caused damage for the sum over 100 million roubles.

In addition, experts point to a number of claims from the FAS to the government of Sevastopol in connection with the tendering process.

Also among the governors, whose position has deteriorated due to the effect of “affiliation factor” was the Primate of the Nizhny Novgorod region Valery Shantsev, the head of Omsk region Viktor Nazarov, the Governor of Samara region Nikolai Merkushkin and several others.

Elections have not passed without a trace

In General, according to Fcsd, a new edition of the ranking kept the trend in the stability of the position of heads of regions. “In this edition of the ranking the first group as a whole and its participants remained stable with little dynamics within the group”, – stated in the materials of the Fcsd.

In the last edition of the ranking, first place was shared by the Governor of Kaluga region Anatoly Artamonov and the head of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous district Dmitry Kobylkin. Third place was taken by the Governor of the Belgorod region Evgeny Savchenko, the fourth – the former head of Komi Vyacheslav Gaizer (arrested at the end of September) and the Governor of Tyumen region Vladimir Yakushev, the head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.

When preparing a new edition of the ranking of efficiency experts used the so-called NUMBER reduction factor. It was used with respect to those entities where there are conflicts between senior officials and other branches of government, governors interfere in the Affairs of political parties, as well as hamper the competitive and open elections, explained in Fcsd.

In this edition of the ranking under the sanction NUMBER of factors were Shantsev and Governor of the Ulyanovsk region Sergey Morozov. “The use of experts the NUMBER of factor to Shantsev due to the development in the region of the conflict of elites, excessive interference in the Affairs of a political party, campaigning using tools such as the administrative burden that further developments may lead to further aggravation of contradictions in the region”, – stated in the materials Fund.

Morozov, political analysts believe, interfered in the Affairs of a political party. This, in particular, persisted in ignoring the decisions of the governing bodies of the party that won the municipal elections in the nomination of candidates for posts in the municipality.

Shantsev Morozov and as a result dropped by 10 positions each.

In the tenth rank, as in the past, there is no fourth group of governors with the lowest number of points (less than 40). In last place in the third group with 42 points settled by the governors of the Perm region Victor Basargin and the Astrakhan region Alexander Zhvachkin.

In the last top ten also includes Tsukanov, the head of Omsk region Viktor Nazarov, head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen.

The rating consists of three groups, according to which heads of subjects of the Russian Federation are placed depending on the score a very high rating (over 75 points), high (75-55 points), average (55-40 points).

The allocation of governors to groups is made on the basis of the study “Georating” Fund “Public opinion”, materials of the Federal service of state statistics of Russia, the index of metaefficient governors, the results of the rating of social well-being of regions, assessment of the economic situation in the regions, as well as expert assessments.