Rus News Journal

S.Stepashin: At V.Matvienko Petersburg became cultural capital of Europe

the Head of Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation Sergey Stepashin considers that for years of stay of Valentina Matvienko on a post of the governor St.-Petersburg became cultural capital not only Russia, but also Europe. He has told on Wednesday to journalists that foreign delegations always are interested, whether visiting of Petersburg enters into the program of their visit.
S.Stepashin also has expressed opinion that in started and corruption a city they would not go. it is not a shame to me with Petersburg - it has summed up. Thus he has paid attention to a problem of cleaning of snow and ice in streets and roofs of houses of a city. you know, about what I speak - the chairman of Audit Chamber has told.
the high-ranking official has added that is not ready to do yet forecasts concerning the one who becomes the new governor of Petersburg. However he has underlined that there is a number of worthy politicians, including from Moscow, ready to occupy an armchair of the mayor.
we will notice that on the threshold of elections in municipal councils of districts Petrovsky and the small river Krasnenkaja, in which has declared recently V.Matvienko participation, dithyrambs to the governor were already sung by the Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Alexey Kudrin. for the period when it was the governor, in Petersburg it is made more than at any other Post-Soviet city head - he has told.
the head of the Ministry of Finance has paid attention that in 2003., when V.Matvienko has come on a post of the mayor, the budget of Northern capital made 75,7 mlrd rbl., and this year - 380,8 mlrd rbl. During Vladimir Jakovleva`s governorship in Petersburg has been constructed 7,8 million in sq. m of habitation, and at Matvienko - 19 million in sq. m, that is in 2,4 times it is more.
I especially want to note Valentina Matvienko`s successes in business of development of an infrastructure. At it bases of a new high system are put: the Ring road, Severo - the Western high-speed diameter. Building of the new Admiralty bridge, the Oryol tunnel now prepares. The city as a result will receive the strong high system corresponding to modern requirements - he has underlined. Eventually, A.Kudrin has estimated V.Matvienko`s work in St.-Petersburg as the most successful for last 20 years .
we Will remind that V.Matvienko according to the advice of the president of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev is going to become the speaker of the Federation Council. For this purpose to it, according to the legislation of the Russian Federation, it is necessary to be the deputy of regional, municipal or local level. In this connection V.Matvienko has declared intention to participate in elections in municipal councils of districts Petrovsky and small river Krasnenkaja.
the opposition has immediately declared that the city authorities suppressed the fact of appointment of elections. In the Petersburg branch of party the Apple Have informed that the first public message from a press - services of the government of Petersburg, V.Matvienko who has informed on promotion, has followed on July, 31st 2011. - in four days after end of promotion of candidates. However the election committee of St.-Petersburg recognised as lawful elections in which the governor will participate.
now opozitsionery intend to begin pokvartirnyj detour of voters with the request to come on sites for voting and in protest simply to spoil bulletins. This step will allow to raise an appearance on elections that Smolnomu is absolutely not necessary, after all under the law on municipal elections there is no appearance threshold, and winners in districts are defined on so-called soft to rating voting - simple majority of votes.
as the initiator of similar campaign the leader of the Petersburg branch of movement " has acted; Other Russia Andrey Dmitrys. Bypassing potential voters, he has understood that real support of the governor in a city the lowest and the majority of citizens concerns V.Matvienko`s activity negatively.