Shantsev is sure that the reason for the resignation as head of the Nizhny Novgorod region was his age

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, September 26. /TASS/. Former Nizhny Novgorod Governor Valery Shantsev is sure that the only reason for the resignation of the head of the region is its age – this year he turned 70 years old. He said this to journalists on Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accepted the resignation Shantsev as Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region and appointed acting head of the region first Deputy head of the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation Gleb Nikitin. Entrenchments was the head of the Nizhny Novgorod region since August 2005.

“The reason [leaving office] at the age of, I have no one show, I turned 70 years,” he said.

According to Shantsev, he has collected 85 days not ogolennoi vacation at work, however, despite this, he has received offers of work. “I have a few sentences [about a career]. The first Senator in the Federation Council and the second in any Corporation, I have experience. I will consider where more will offer my energy and experience where will be more like” – he said.

Shantsev believes that at the head of the region he has failed to realize all the plans.

“Not everything turned out (implement as Governor – approx. TASS), a lot of tasks. But the stadium is ready teams base, finished training in early October, it is already possible to drive through the Avenue of Youth, further development,” he said.

According to Shantsev, the new acting Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region will, in the first place, to make to the Legislative Assembly of the region until 25 October, the budget for 2018-2020 – “the basic law of the region, which will determine the entire future life of the region for three years.”

Shantsev was born on 29 June 1947 in village Susanino Kostroma region. From 1996 to 2005 served as Vice mayor, in August 2005, he headed the Nizhny Novgorod oblast, succeeding to the post of Governor Gennady Khodyrev. June 17, 2010 Legislative Assembly of Nizhny Novgorod region Shantsev re-confirmed as the head of the region. 14 Sep 2014 Shantsev was elected Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, gaining 86,93% of the vote (he was nominated by the party “United Russia”), September 24, 2014, he officially took office.