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City news, 02.09.2011 02:08

Poltavchenko inaugurated

New St Petersburg Governor Georgi Poltavchenko

New St Petersburg Governor Georgi Poltavchenko says his city development programme includes a skyscraper for the headquarters of Gazprom. At the same time, a clearly expressed popular opposition to the project would force him to scrap it.
Mr Poltavchenko was speaking on Wednesday at a ceremony to swear him in. His predecessor in the job Valentina Matviyenko is to become Speaker of the Upper House of Parliament. She successfully governed St Pete for eight years.

News source: Voice of Russia

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