Poltavchenko asked to stop talking about his resignation

The Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko has commented on reports of the impending resignation at a meeting of city government. “I ask all the talk about my possible care to stop it,” he said (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).

The mayor recalled that the Governor could leave his post “for several reasons”. “First, if residents won’t trust me and they trust me, as opinion polls show,” — said Poltavchenko.

“If the President of the Russian Federation, the only official who makes such a decision. This decision he did not take with me on this theme did not speak. And if I might want to leave your glorious ranks. I have no such desire, I want you to work as much as possible”, — concluded the Governor.

That the country’s leadership discussed the issue of the change of the Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko, at the end of August RKB said three sources close to the Kremlin, state Duma Deputy, a Senator and a person close to the leadership of the FSB. They all said that Poltavchenko directs the city since 2011 and, most likely, will take after the elections to the state Duma (Poltavchenko headed the list “an United Russia” in St. Petersburg in the elections to the state Duma).

Close to the leadership of the Kremlin administration man said that probably after the dismissal of the Governor will go to the new high position according to the source, his alleged resignation must be inscribed in a cycle of big personnel changes in the leadership of the country.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov in response to a request to comment on possible resignation in August, said, “the tea leaves don’t guess”.

After publication, the press Secretary of the Governor Andrey Kibito told TASS that “the powers of the Governor of St. Petersburg ends in 2019”, and the rumors he has not commented.