icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
12 Jul, 2008 22:02

Abramovich’s successor in Far East named

Abramovich’s successor in Far East named

The parliament of Chukotka in Russia’s Far East has unanimously voted in a new governor. Roman Kopin was put forward by President Dmitry Medvedev after tycoon Roman Abramovich resigned from the post earlier this month.

Kopin is a career civil servant in his mid 30s. He has been working in Chukotka’s administration since 1999, heading two of the region’s subdivisions in his time. In April this year he took the position of deputy governor.

Kopin is married and has a son.

Kopin replaces Roman Abramovich, who had been in charge of the region since 2000.  The billionaire owner of Chelsea football club was appointed to the job by former president Vladimir Putin.