St. Petersburg elects a vice governor for Arctic development
During the meeting held on Wednesday, deputies of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly appointed Mikhail Kucheryavy as the city's vice governor. In his new position, he will be responsible for coordinating issues related to Arctic zone development, the press service of the governor's administration reports.
Kucheryavy was nominated by city governor Georgy Poltavchenko. The scope of the new vice governor's responsibilities will include addressing issues related to environmental management and protection, ensuring the city's environmental security and implementing the government program for Arctic zone development.
"Georgy Poltavchenko pointed out that Mikhail Kucheryavy is familiar with the state of Arctic development. He has a deep understanding of the tasks the city must address. The governor also pointed out that the new vice governor will be able not just to improve interdepartmental coordination, but also to advocate for the interests of St. Petersburg during the implementation of the federal Arctic development program," the statement reads.
Earlier, during the international forum The Arctic: Present and Future, the St. Petersburg governor stated that the city was currently considering creating a separate structure within the city government, which will be responsible for the implementation of the Arctic development program. This structure will coordinate the activities of all city institutions, organizations and enterprises related to Arctic development, and interact with other regions and federal structures as well.