Penza region improves in Russian cities stability rating
Penza, 8 October 2015. PenzaNews. The Penza region was included in the “Maximum stability” category of the September 2015 Petersburg Politics foundation rating of political and social stability of Russian cities, and improved its position by 0.2 points.
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According to available results, the category includes 10 more regions of Russia: the Kemerovo, Belgorod, St. Petersburg, Tambov, Kaluga and Tyumen regions, Kamchatka, Tatarstan and Chukotka, and the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region.
The rating of the Penza region reached 8.2 points, at the Russia-wide regional average of 6.26.
Among the positive events that affected the standing of the region, the analysts praised the unrivaled victory of the Ivan Belozertsev in the Penza region gubernatorial election, where he received support of over 600,000 voters, or over 86%.
Moreover, analysts highly valued the decision of Rosselkhozbank to direct 9.5 billion rubles to construct a turkey meat production facility, and Mikomm company oyster mushroom project start in the Kuznetsk region.
Moreover, the analysts reacted positively to the Penza region praised for high quality of regional financing management.
Among the negative factors that affected the rating, the analysts mentioned the city administration’s review of negotiating the installation of the Stalin monument by the new CPRF regional branch building unveiled on September 9.
The list of notable events that did not affect the standing includes the decision to appoint former Penza region governor Vasily Bochkarev as the new member of the Russian Federation Council.