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Putin accepts resignation of Karelia governor

May 22, 2012, 9:24 UTC+3

He appointed Alexander Khudilainen as acting governor

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MOSCOW, May 22 (Itar-Tass) — Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted the resignation of Karelia’s Governor Andrei Nelidov on his own volition and appointed Alexander Khudilainen as acting governor, the Russian presidential press service reported on Tuesday.

Andrei Nelidov headed Karelia since July 21, 2010, when the Russian president nominated him for governorship and was approved by the republican Legislative Assembly.

Alexander Petrovich Khudilainen was born on May 2, 1956 in the village Zlobino in the Kalyazin district of the Kalinin Region (the Tver Region now).

In 1979 he graduated from the Leningrad Mechanical Institute with the diploma of an engineer-mechanic, in 1997 he graduated from the North-Western Academy of Public Service under the Russian president with the diploma of a manager-economist.

He holds the degree of candidate of economic sciences.

He began his career in 1979 at the Liebknecht Leningrad Mechanical Plant, where he was promoted from a technological expert to a deputy foreman. Then he worked as a chief engineer-mechanic in Sevzapgeologia, the head of the group of the Taitsy expedition of the Lengiprovodkhoz Institute.

In 1987-1991 he worked as the chairman of the executive committee of the Council of People’s Deputies in the settlement Taitsy in the Gatchina district in the Leningrad Region.

In 1991-1996 he worked as the head of the Taitsy authorities.

In December 1996 he was appointed as the deputy head of the authorities in the municipal entity Gatchina (the Leningrad Region).

From 2001to 2006 he worked as the head of the municipal entity Gatchina, then as the head of the authorities in the Gatchina municipal entity in the Leningrad Region.

Since December 2011 he worked as the chairman of the fifth Legislative Assembly in the Leningrad Region. He is a member of the United Russia faction.

He is the secretary of the Leningrad regional office of the United Russia Party.

He is awarded with the second degree medal of the Order For the Defence of the Fatherland and the Order of Honour.

He is married and has the son.

Since the beginning of 2012 the Russian president reshuffled governors in 19 Russian regions and reappointed three governors.

The Russian Federation has 83 equitable federal constituents.

The law on direct gubernatorial elections will enter into force starting from June 1, 2012.

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