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TROITSK, Moscow region, April 9 (Itar-Tass) — President Dmitry Medvedev thanked Moscow Region governor Boris Gromov for his work on this position.
Gromov’s powers will expire in May.
Medvedev said Gromov’s governorship in the Moscow region would help improve living standards. “I want to thank you for the work on the post of Moscow Region governor,” the Russian president said at a meeting devoted to the development of the Moscow agglomeration on Monday.
He stressed that for 12 years much had been changing in the region. “The main thing is that living standards were changing to the best,” Medvedev noted.
The president expressed hope that the new leadership, Sergei Shoigu, “will continue a policy towards strengthening the region and developing social welfare, improving living standards of residents of the Moscow region”.
For his part, Gromov expressed gratitude to Medvedev and the country’s leadership for a possibility of being head of such region as the Moscow region. “This was a special stage in my life,” Gromov added.