Vice-Governor Nikolai Zhigulin, who is responsible for housing and communal services and municipal services in Sevastopol, has been removed from his post. On December 27, the head of the city, Mikhail Razvozhaev, announced this at a staff meeting.
“The government is leaving the deputy governor Nikolai Aleksandrovich Zhigulin,” he said.
Razvozhaev added that his adviser Sergei Tolmachev is appointed as the acting deputy governor, pending agreement with the legislative assembly. Among other things, he will oversee the internal and information policy block.
Zhigulin’s resignation came amid criticism for poor cleaning of the city after a snowfall.
On December 23, it was reported that the Black Sea Fleet allocated 10 off-road vehicles and engineering equipment to deal with the consequences of a heavy snowfall in Sevastopol.
On December 22, school buses did not go on flights. Children who got to educational institutions in this way studied remotely.
On December 21, it was reported that at the Angarsk Pass, the height of the snow cover reached 17 cm, at Ai-Petri – 8 cm. 13 mm of precipitation fell in Pochtovoy and Sevastopol.