Penza region again placed among regions with maximum stability
Penza, 3 December 2015. PenzaNews. The Penza region has retained its position as one of the regions with maximum social and political stability in the November 2015 “Petersburg Politics” foundation rating.
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According to the published data, the Penza region has kept the previous month’s rating of 8.2 points.
Among other Russian regions with maximum stability and better results are the Kemerovo region (8.6), the Chukotka Autonomous Region and the Belgorod region (8.5), and the Tyumen region (8.4).
The analysts praised the signing of the agreement of intentions to cooperate with “Cherkizovo” group by the governor Ivan Belozertsev to invest 5.6 billion rubles in agriculture; and the presentation of the project of the Kuznetsk area-based milk production and processing enterprise “Vostok-Agro” in the regional government.
Another positive factor was the recent presentation of the Penza region’s economy and investment potential that had taken place in the Czech Republic.
The authors of the rating also praised the results of the Civil Initiatives Committee research that commended the low potential of elite-provoked conflicts.
Among the negative factors in the rating were the protests of long-haul truck drivers against “Platon” toll system, and the Penza region place 76th in the press kiosk availability rating of the Association of Printed Production Distribution.
The roster of other notable events that did not affect the rating included the resignation of the former Penza mayor Yuri Krivov, who was later appointed deputy chairman of the regional government for social affairs.