Yesterday, the Omsk representative of the presidential envoy to the Siberian Federal District told local residents of his political and economic views which proved shocking to many. In particular, Viktor Mironov – this of the name of the official – said that after resigning from heading the regional unit of the Federal Security Service, he had not plunged into commerce as many of his colleagues had done, because he “does not trade with his honour and dignity.” “It looks like former intelligence officer treat businessmen worse that his previous clients, that is, “impudent foreigners and other scoundrels,” Do-Info, an Omsk news agency comments. Interestingly, Mr. Mironov has his ideas published on the pages of the News of Commerce, an authoritative local business weekly. How, given such a stance, is he going to implement the market-oriented policy of the Russian President? The chief federal inspector also informed their compatriots of his determination to strengthen the “unity of the Fatherland,” to coordinate fighting against corruption,” and, what is most important, to get seriously engaged with the “economic sector.” In other words, he is determined to “stop embezzlement and of redistribution of property.” One can gather from the above that the tasks dealt with by all the governor-generals in Russia since the times of Saltykov-Shchedrin have not yet been solved. But the victim now is the investment climate in the region.
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