According to “Kommersant”, the former head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen declared on the eve of his retirement, did not want to leave his post and appealed for help to the Director of the foreign intelligence Service (SVR) Sergei Naryshkin, which, according to the newspaper’s sources, had previously launched his career.
However, the head of the SVR does not able to help because of the President’s administration was determined to resign Khudilainen, the newspaper notes.
The day before, February 15, Khudilainen announced an early resignation. He recalled that the fall will be held on the single voting day, and “until that time, you must give the candidate the President to earn the trust of the inhabitants of the Republic”. Their decision not to participate in elections of the head of the region he called the “deliberate and prudent”.
As sources reported , the acting head of Karelia was appointed head of the Federal bailiff service (FSSP) Arthur Parfenchikov. On the meeting with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin stressed that Parfenchikov comes from Karelia. From farm Kurkieki, said acting.
The rumors about the resignation of Alexander Hudilainen, head of Karelia since may 2012, went a long time. According to “Kommersant”, the experts noted his inability to negotiate with local elites and the too low ranking among the inhabitants of the Republic, especially in its capital Petrozavodsk, where the majority of voters.
After the Khudilainen announced the resignation of the head of the Supervisory Board of Fund of housing and communal services Sergei Stepashin said that the Governor was forced to leave his post because of problems with emergency accommodation in Karelia. “You know the fate… of the head of Karelia. He was forced to resign. By the way, one of the reasons is just the failure of the program of resettlement from dilapidated housing”, — said Stepashin.
In February 2016 the Khudilainen was the first of the governors who received a reprimand from the President for the failure of the program of resettlement of citizens from emergency housing.