Inauguration ceremony for Vladislav Kuznetsov, the new Governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Area
An inauguration ceremony for Vladislav Kuznetsov, the Governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Area, was held in Anadyr. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev took part in the ceremony.
"First of all, I congratulate the newly elected head of the region on the election; 72 percent of the vote is a very good result for the elected head of a region. It means that almost three quarters of the residents of the Chukotka Autonomous Area trust in the new governor and that he will be able to change their lives for the better. Probably, the most important goal for the head of a region is to justify this trust, so the people can see how their lives are getting better," emphasized Yury Trutnev.
The Deputy Prime Minister recalled that Vladislav Kuznetsov was appointed Acting Governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Area by Executive Order of Vladimir Putin on March 15, 2023. Before that, the region was headed by Roman Kopin for 15 years.
"A lot has been done over the past 15 years; new projects have been implemented and the economy has been growing. But we all understand that this is not enough. It is necessary to move forward, to make Chukotka a self-sufficient and prosperous region that is comfortable to live in," he said.
Yury Trutnev addressed the residents of the Chukotka Autonomous Area.
"I want to ask the people of the region to help the governor. You have already expressed your trust, supported him in the election. This is certainly important. But it is even more important that you support the governor on his continuing path. No regional head can make the region prosperous alone. We all have to work together," said the Deputy Prime Minister.
Vladislav Kuznetsov expressed his gratitude to all the people who entrusted him with the management of the region, and to President of Russia Vladimir Putin, who gave him confidence.
"Today is an important day for me. I thank all the residents of the Chukotka Autonomous Area who entrusted me with the management of the region. I am grateful to everyone who supported me during these months, came to meetings, and made suggestions for the development of the region. I am grateful to everyone who came to the polling stations and made their choice. I will do my best to justify your trust. I am grateful to President of Russia Vladimir Putin, who nominated me as a candidate for the head of the region," he said to the audience.
According to Vladislav Kuznetsov, Chukotka is a special region, an Arctic outpost in the northeast of Russia, and in a difficult foreign policy environment, the region should still be able to develop at an advanced pace. The Governor is sure that only in this way will it be possible not only to strengthen the borders of the state, but also to achieve the main goal: to improve the quality of people's lives.
On March 15, 2023, Vladimir Putin accepted the resignation of the Governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Area, Roman Kopin, and appointed Vladislav Kuznetsov Acting Governor until the election.