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Boxer, hockey player, fisherman, comedian: who did Putin appoint as acting governors to replace those who left to ascend Moscow?

Date: June 17, 2024 Time: 06:31:35

A tough security official, Deputy Prosecutor General Dmitry Demeshin, is flying to Khabarovsk to replace Moscow’s Mikhail Degtyarev. Photo: Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS

The president signed decrees on the appointment of new governors (until the elections on September 8, 2024, of course, with the prefix “acting”, temporarily acting) in 5 regions of Russia at once. That is, in the Tula, Kemerovo, Kaliningrad, Kursk regions and the Khabarovsk Territory. These vacancies fell vacant after the transfer of 4 governors to the positions of ministers of the federal government and another governor to the presidential administration.

At the same time, really very strong governors went to work in Moscow: Alexey Dyumin from Tula (became assistant to the president), Anton Alikhanov from Kaliningrad (became Minister of Industry and Trade), Sergei Tsivilev from Kemerovo (appointed Minister of Energy). , Roman Starovoit from Kursk (became Minister of Transport) and Mikhail Degtyarev (now Minister of Sports). And finding a worthy replacement for them was not the easiest task.

Who became the new interim governor?

The people are very interesting and colorful.

Three of them are local cadres who actually played second fiddle under previous governors. That is, Moscow recognized that controllability in these areas is well established and that sudden changes can only cause harm. But the “Varangians” are still sent to two regions; This is clearly related to the complexity of the issues themselves and their importance for the security of the entire country: they are also bordering. These are the Khabarovsk Territory and the Kaliningrad region.

Let’s start with them.


A tough security official, Deputy Prosecutor General Dmitry Demeshin, is flying to Khabarovsk to replace Moscow’s Mikhail Degtyarev.

He is 47 years old, was born in Tashkent, graduated from the Saratov State Law Academy, is a master of boxing sports (he had 30 qualifying fights).

He began his career as a deputy prosecutor in Kolomna, then as a deputy prosecutor in Shchelkovo, a prosecutor in Mytishchi, a deputy prosecutor in the Rostov region and a prosecutor in Kaluga.

At the Attorney General’s Office, he was responsible for overseeing anti-corruption efforts and overseeing legality in the defense industry. Okay, he sounds serious. Since 2019-Deputy Attorney General, he has 3 big stars on his shoulder straps, an Order of Honor, a wife (also a lawyer) and a son.

Among the notable cases in which Demeshin has been involved recently, the beginning of the transition to state ownership of the largest pasta empire, Makfa, can be highlighted.

It seems that illegal borders, forestry, fishing, mining and other businesses in the Khabarovsk Territory have already become tense, and those who want to hold a demonstration (we remember this in the capital of the region) are thinking about it. Well, the region’s defense companies will be well protected.


Ironically, the deputy minister of the same department, Alexey Besprozvannykh, is flying to Kaliningrad to replace Anton Alikhanov, who became head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. He is 44 years old, born in Leninogorsk, East Kazakhstan region. But he already studied in Altai to become a technologist and economist. He worked in the telecommunications sector in Barnaul, Novosibirsk and Voronezh. In this last region, he went on to work as a civil servant, becoming deputy prime minister of the region. In 2016 he moved to Moscow, to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. He graduated from the “School of Governors” of RANEPA. He was part of the “presidential reserve.” He was awarded the Order of Friendship and the medal of the Order of Merit to the Fatherland.

Alexey Besprozvannykh. Photo: Mikhail Sinitsyn/TASS

He likes hockey, skiing and swimming. He along with his wife is raising two children.


But no one will fly to Kemerovo to replace Sergei Tsivilev. The new acting governor of Kuzbass was found there: the president of the regional government, Ilya Seredyuk.

He is 48 years old, a native of Kemerovo, from a family of local teachers, and immediately studied to be an engineer-economist. He started working in the city administration, then in the regional government and in 2016 he was elected mayor of Kemerovo. And in 2022 he presided over the regional government. Seredyuk’s blue sports cap and his humorous responses to residents’ comments on social media have become a meme among Kemerovo residents. “Thank you for the new buses, they are great!” “Actually a bomb!” – Seredyuk answered. “And the empanadas are delicious, just like before.” “I haven’t tried it, but they say yes!!!” “I went with my son to the Kemerovo circus. Everything remains the same as 30 years ago. The seats are old Soviet dermantine with patches.” “Well, we have immersed ourselves in childhood,” was the official’s response.

Ilya Seredyuk. Photo: Kirill Kukhmar/TASS

Ilya Seredyuk also loves fishing, as does his wife, his two sons and his daughter. He received a dozen regional medals and badges of honor.


In Tula there is a great stir; On local social networks there is only talk of what the city of gunsmiths will be like after Moscow takes over as Governor General Alexei Dyumin. Read for yourself: Tula residents are in panic. Dyumin was really idolized. No one will come to replace him either. The first deputy governor, Dmitry Milyaev, was appointed acting head of the region by presidential decree.

Dmitry Milyaev

Photo: Wikipedia

She is 48 years old, gave birth in the city of Kireevsk in Tula, studied to be a historian at a local pedagogical university (later, and in Moscow to become a lawyer). He served honorably in the army and later became vice principal of the high school and then director of the bakery. Since 2014 – Minister of Agriculture of the region. Under Minister Milyaev, Tula residents began to reap record harvests and stocked up on poultry meat. And since 2016, Milyaev is already deputy chairman of the regional government. For three years he combined this position with that of head of the administration of the city of Tula.


Well, no one from Moscow will come to Kursk to replace Roman Starovoyt. The chairman of the regional government, Alexey Smirnov, became acting governor.

He is 50 years old and was born in the neighboring Bryansk region. But he already studied in Kursk, at the Agricultural Institute and at the Academy of Public Service (RANEPA branch). He started working in Kursk municipal services, then ended up as deputy head of Seriyev Posad, deputy minister of construction of the Moscow region… But in 2018 he returned to Kursk, to the post of deputy governor. Since 2022 – head of the regional government.

Alexei Smirnov. Photo: Official Telegram channel of the Kursk region government.

He was awarded a certificate of honor from the President of Russia.

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