President Vladimir Putin has signed the decree on the early termination of office of Governor Alexey Gordeev. The document was published on the website of the Kremlin on Monday, December 25. The Head of the Voronezh Region will resign office at his own will. Alexey Gordeev had been the governor’s office since 2009.

Voronezh Mayor Alexander Gusev was assigned the Acting Head of the Region “until the elected Governor takes office”.