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BOCHAROV RUCHEI, August 30 (Itar-Tass) — President Dmitry Medvedev has supported the nomination of Presidential Representative to the Central Federal District Georgy Poltavchenko for St. Petersburg Governor.
He made the statement at the Tuesday meeting with Poltavchenko at the Bocharov Ruchei residence.
“I have decided to nominate you for St. Petersburg Governor,” the president said. “You know St. Petersburg well. You have been the Presidential Representative to the Central Federal District for ten years. Hopefully, you will successfully fulfill your duties, because one must fulfill the duties of the head of the second largest city with merit.”
“I will use my entire experience and knowledge to justify your confidence,” Poltavchenko told the president.
United Russia suggested three candidates - Presidential Representative to the Central Federal District, Acting St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko; Vice-Governor – Head of the Governor’s Staff Mikhail Oseyevsky and Chairman of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly Vadim Tyulpanov – for governor at the Monday meeting with Medvedev.