Mexico knocks out Russia from FIFA Confederations Cup with 2-1 win in KazanSport June 24, 19:59
Putin visits Crimean youth camp ArtekSociety & Culture June 24, 19:42
Conflict around Qatar should be settled by diplomatic means - source at Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 24, 16:44
More than 237,000 fans attend Confederations Cup matches already - Deputy PM MutkoSport June 24, 15:03
Sistema's president hopes for dialogue with Rosneft on settlement agreementBusiness & Economy June 24, 14:56
CNN deletes article about meeting between Scaramucci and Russian Direct Investment FundWorld June 24, 13:12
Ukrainian Army units shell Donetsk Republic in first hours of newceasefireWorld June 24, 5:19
Politician says Russia vs Mexico football game will be interesting to watchSport June 23, 21:11
Kyrgyz president sees revival of relations with Russia as major result of his tenureWorld June 23, 20:49
PETROZAVODSK, February 15. /TASS/. Head of northwestern Russia’s Republic of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen has announced his early resignation on Wednesday.
"I have submitted my early resignation to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin," he told reporters. "You know that a rotation process is currently underway on the regional and federal levels, so I have decided not to run the elections due in 207 days. The president’s candidate needs time to prove himself worthy of this position and come up with a development program," Khudilainen added.
"No matter what new position the president offers me, no matter what task he sets before me, I will always remember Karelia and continue to assist its development," he added.
Alexander Khudilainen was appointed head of the Republic of Karelia in May 2012 after previous regional head Andrei Nelidov had resigned. Khudilainen’s term was to expire on May 24, 2017.