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180-Day Vacation for Mayor

Vladislav Skvortsov, mayor of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky whom the ruling United Russia party has recently advised to resign, took a 180-day vacation starting Tuesday, Interfax reported.

Skvortsov, whom federal officials lambasted for the dismal state of utilities in his city, said he wanted to finish his doctoral thesis on utilities infrastructure.

He added that he does not plan to resign and will appeal his expulsion from United Russia to the party’s Supreme Council, the report said.


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