Putin has consolidated Crimea and southern Federal district


In accordance with the decree of the President of the southern and Crimean Federal district converted into a single southern Federal. Its leader was Vladimir Ustinov, who led the SFD.

A draft paper on legislative changes in connection with the merger of the districts have submitted by the President to the State Duma.

About the upcoming Association of counties on the morning of 28 July, said the Federal official. He explained that the fact that the Crimean Federal district was initially created for the period of integration of the Peninsula in Russia.

Southern Federal district was created in 2000 and included the whole South of the European part of Russia. However, in 2010, his composition was selected North Caucasian Federal district.

Crimean Federal district was formed by decree of President Putin in March 2014. Into its composition entered the Republic of Crimea and the Federal city of Sevastopol.

Ustinov is the envoy of the southern Federal district since may 2008. Before that, he headed the General Prosecutor’s office, and then was Minister of justice.

Earlier Thursday, the presidential envoy in the Crimean Federal district Oleg Belaventsev, the decree of Vladimir Putin was appointed as the new envoy in the North Caucasus. His predecessor, Sergei Melikov, was the Deputy Director of Regardie.

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At the same time Putin dismissed the Governor of Sevastopol Sergei meniailo and appointed him presidential envoy to the Siberian Federal district, dismissing the former Plenipotentiary representative Nikolay Rogozhkin.

Putin also appointed Governor of Kaliningrad region Nikolai Tsukanov envoy in the Northwest Federal district, the post was released after Vladimir Bulavin headed the Federal customs service, replacing Alexander Belyaninov, sent on Thursday to resign after searches at his office and home.