The head of the Khabarovsk Krai Sergey Furgal became the figurant of criminal case about attempt at murder in the composition of the gang because I was an easy target for the authorities. Such opinion to the correspondent of “Rosbalt” was expressed by the Professor of the European University in Saint-Petersburg and Helsinki University Vladimir Gelman.
“The first thing we need to understand that compromising the law enforcement authorities have the majority of large Russian officials, and it can be brought to bear at any moment. In 2018 Furgal won the election against the will of the Kremlin and immediately became a “black sheep”. Khabarovsk Krai has also shown a very bad result for the deputies from “United Russia” on elections in the Legislative Duma. And the results of the voting, which took place last week, the region is among the ten entities with the lowest number of approving amendments 66,28%”, — says the analyst.
According to Gelman, Khabarovsk Krai has always been quite Pro-opposition, and therefore these results should not be linked with personality Furgala.
“At the same time the arrest was the signal the rest of the governors on the eve of regional elections in September: if something goes wrong, they will not find it too. It’s called “show who’s boss”. Indeed, in the course of the pandemic, the regional governors were given greater freedom of maneuver, and now the Federal government must demonstrate that the entire control in their hands,” concludes the analyst.
We will remind, the Investigatory Committee has reported about a serious suspicion against the head of the Khabarovsk Krai Sergey Furgal. He became the figurant of criminal case about attempt at murder and murder as part of an organized criminal group. The Governor led the region in 2018, prior to that, he was a Deputy of the state Duma from LDPR.