State Duma Deputy Mikhail Degtyarev was appointed Acting Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory.
“The President signed a decree“ On the early termination of powers of the Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, ”the Kremlin website said in a statement.
Earlier it was reported that the Liberal Democratic Party named possible candidates for the post of interim governor of Khabarovsk, if the decree on the resignation of the current head of the region, Sergei Furgal, is signed.
The official was detained in Khabarovsk on July 9. The Basmanny Court of Moscow imprisoned him for two months on charges of organizing the murders of businessmen in 2004-2005.