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Andrei Nelidov assumes the post of the Head of the Republic of Karelia

Andrei Nelidov, Head of the Republic of Karelia

Andrei Nelidov, Head of the Republic of Karelia

On July, 21 deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia have confirmed Andrei Nelidov in the office of the Head of the republic. The new head of the region has taken the oath holding his hand on the Constitution of Karelia and has officially assumed the post.

Andrei Nelidov's speech

Andrei Nelidov's speech

41 of 45 deputies who attended the special session of the parliament voted for A.Nelidov's assignment. A.Nelidov has gained support of all deputy fractions and associations, except for fraction of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation which representatives abstained from voting. On behalf of the President of Russia the nominee for the post of the head of the region was represented to members of the parliament by Ilya Klebanov, Presidential Envoy to Northwestern Federal District of Russia.

Opening of the session of the Legislative Assembly

Opening of the session of the Legislative Assembly

Congratulations

Congratulations

A.Nelidov has called openness of the republic for investments and care for socially unprotected people priorities of his work. He has emphasized, that it does not concern those investors who come to buy forests and lakes, but those who is going to build real enterprises. "Business may create conditions to provide social security for the weak, administration should provide correct distribution, and people who do not have this opportunity, may just expect that we act justly. I consider, we have all reasons to assume, that we will do it honesty, conscientiously and justly," — A.Nelidov has noted. In conclusion he has thanked I.Klebanov for support of his candidacy and Sergey Katanandov — for long-term work in the office of the head of the republic which is "far from the worst, compared to other regions."

Open vote

Open vote

The new Head of the republic takes the oath

The new Head of the republic takes the oath

Right after the exit session of the Legislative Assembly the auditorium of the National Theatre of Karelia became the venue for inauguration of the new Head of the republic. A.Nelidov has taken the oath in front of deputies, members of the Supreme Court of the republic and guests: "Exercising powers of the Head of the Republic of Karelia I swear to respect and protect the rights and freedom of the person and the citizen, to observe and protect the Constitution of the Russian Federation and federal laws, the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Karelia, to serve the people loyally."

The first to congratulate the incoming Head of Karelia was I.Klebanov: "You understand, that what happened today is an advance, but it is not for nothing, you have deserved it with all your life. The most important what the President demands from you is to care for the citizens of Russia living in Karelia." As I.Klebanov has emphasized, "Andrei Nelidov is not a new person in Karelia. He worked in many capacities, headed the shipping company, was a senator, has long experience of working in timber industry complex that is especially valuable for his future work."

Appreciation of Sergey Katanandov's work

Appreciation of Sergey Katanandov's work

I.Klebanov has also thanked the former Head of Karelia Sergey Katanandov for his many years' work was and has awarded him a Diploma of Merit from the representation of the President, having expressed confidence that his career is not over, and he can do a lot for Karelia in the future. The Diploma of Merit to the former governor was also awarded by deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia. The auditorium gave a standing ovation to the person who has been guiding Karelia for 12 years through its most hard years.

Constitution of Karelia is taken to the stage of the National Theatre

Constitution of Karelia is taken to the stage of the National Theatre

In turn, S.Katanandov has thanked everybody who worked with him for all these years, and along with his congratulations has presented A.Nelidov with a watch which he had received from Vladimir Putin at inauguration in 1998 "to synchronize time with the Kremlin."

Also A.Nelidov received congratulations from the head of the United Russia's Central Executive Committee, deputy of the State Duma, Andrei Vorobiev. Karelia's representative to the Council of Federation has announced a greeting from Sergey Mironov, Chairman of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

Besides, congratulations were received from the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia Alexander Pereplesnin, Prime Minister of the Government of the republic Pavel Chernov, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of St.-Petersburg Andrei Tyulpanov, archbishop Manuil of Petrozavodsk and Karelia. His Eminence has noted, that the date of A.Nelidov's appointment to the post of the Head of Karelia coincides with one of the central holidays of Orthodox Christians — the Day of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God, and it should be considered a good sign. Archbishop has given A.Nelidov a copy of the wonder-working icon for a present

In reply A.Nelidov said: "I will work honestly, I will toil. I am anxious to see the Republic of Karelia, as it was said here, the republic, indeed, and differ not for its name, but for the sense, for the essence of people living here, for their distinction for the better. And I suppose we have all the reasons to expect that it happens."

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