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Penza region in top 5 most stable regions

11:38 | 05.02.2015 | Politics

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Penza, 5 February 2015. PenzaNews. The Penza region has been placed in the top 10 of most politically and socially stable regions of Russia in January 2015, says “Petersburg Politics” foundation. The region reached the fourth place, passed by the Tyumen region, Chukotka and Komi.

Penza region in top 5 most stable regions

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Only one event that took place in the region this January – the visit of delegation led by Vasily Bochkarev to Turkey – was deemed to have a positive effect on the rating.

At the same time, among the negatives were transportation difficulties after “Penza Passenger Transportation” went bankrupt, and high poverty levels in the city according to the rating compile by The Department of Sociology of the University of Finance under the Government of the Russian Federation, where the city took the third place.

Among other notable events that did not affect the rating were the appointment of Roman Chernov as deputy general director of TNS Energo and executive director of TNS Energo Penza; Vasily Bochkarev’s readiness to take part in the new governor elections as a voter, and the official ban on liquor during official events.

The Penza region has reached the rating of 8.2 points, which is the same as a month ago.

The monthly rating of the “Petersburg Politics” foundation is published since autumn 2012. It assesses the level of socio-political stability of all regions of Russia. The level of stability is determined by experts of the fund on a 10-point scale.

The rating divides the regions into four categories according to the degree of socio-political stability and dynamics based on the events of the past month.

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