The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko during a working visit to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk protested the appearance of the capital of the Sakhalin region and demanded the new authorities to accelerate the improvement of the city.
“Resent. When I was a fat, good years, the budget of the Sakhalin region was very large, self-sufficient. And nothing was done. The question is: why? Where the money goes?” — said Matvienko, noting then that Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — “shabby, excuse me, dusty, undeveloped city with such possibilities” (quoted by “Interfax”).
“Why to such a state brought the capital of Sakhalin? Aren’t you ashamed?” she asked.
The speaker of the upper house expressed bewilderment in connection with the fact that the budget money is allocated for priorities. “20 billion — revenues of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in the budget. And to bring to this state Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — with these roads, such zakachannyj facades, lack of improvement, hung with some ads, is unnecessary!” — said Matvienko.
She demanded from the new authorities of the region to expedite the improvement of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, promising a year to evaluate made. “Now the Governor, the team has come. Of course, the time you need. But, colleagues, we need a faster pace to do all this. Well, what do you in hour on a teaspoon! Why priority tasks during this time did not dare? With such rich opportunities. I want to wish you success. Keep in mind that in a year we will come check it out”, — said Matvienko, referring to the Governor of the region Oleg Kozhemyako.