Governor of the Ryazan region, Oleg Kovalyov, announced his resignation at a session of the regional government.
“In September, there will be scheduled gubernatorial elections. It is time to launch electoral campaign. I made a decision not to run for a new term,” governor Oleg Kovalyov said.
He noted that over the course of the last years, dramatic positive changes took place in the Ryazan region. At the same time, a 68-year old head of the region reminded that he was one of the most aged governors in Russia.
This decision was made amid a flurry of governors’ resignations in Russia this month. The head of the Ryazan region was the fourth one who stepped down from his office. Earlier, the heads of Novgorod region, the Republic of Buryatia and the Perm region, Sergey Mitin, Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn and Victor Basargin respectively, resigned as well.