President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday accepted the resignation of the President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Vyacheslav Shtyrov, RIA-Novosti reported.
Shtyrov quit “for personal reasons,” said Vyacheslav Surkov, Medvedev’s deputy chief of staff, adding that the Kremlin approved of Shtyrov’s work and expected to use his managerial talents in some other capacity in the future.
Yegor Borisov, Yakutia’s Prime Minister, was appointed acting president.
Shtyrov’s deputy, Yevgenia Mikhailova, resigned in May after Medvedev appointed her as rector of North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk.
Shtyrov, 56, was director of Alrosa, the state-run diamond miner, from 1996 to 2002, when he became Yakutia’s President.
Official information from the Russian President:
Dmitry Medvedev signed an executive order On Early Termination of the Mandate of President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Vyacheslav Shtyrov.
Mr Shtyrov asked to be allowed to step down from his post of president of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and his resignation was accepted.
Mr Medvedev has appointed Yegor Borisov, currently prime minister of the regional government, to be acting president of the republic until a new president is officially named.
In a telephone conversation today with Mr Shtyrov, President Medvedev thanked him for his work and said he hoped that new use will be found for his experience and ability as a high-level state manager.