The proposal to move the capital of the Far Eastern Federal District to Vladivostok will be presented to President Vladimir Putin by the end of the year. This was stated by Presidential Plenipotentiary Representative to the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev.
He added that he had offered Oleg Kozhemyako, the temporary governor of Primorsky Krai, first to discuss the matter with the head of the presidential administration, Anton Vaino, and the prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, and then turn to Putin.
Yuri Trutnev adds that he is ready to support the decision to move the capital of the Far East to Vladivostok. In his opinion, the bases are the investment attractiveness and opportunities of Primorye. The plenipotentiary noted that Primorye exceeds the Khabarovsk Territory by 5-10 times in the sphere of investments.
“I deeply respect people living in the Khabarovsk Territory, but in this region we have practically no new large projects. Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai are developing faster today,” said Trutnev.
Earlier, Oleg Kozhemyako suggested moving the capital of the Far East from Khabarovsk to Vladivostok. In his opinion, the status of the capital will bring Primorye additional material resources and attention from the authorities. Kozhemyako noted that Vladivostok more than once became the venue for international forums, so the decision to make Vladivistok the capital of the Far East would be fair.
The mayor of Vladivostok, Vitaly Verkeenko, who resigned on October 2, called for giving Vladivostok the status of a city of federal importance to ensure development and confirm the title of the Pacific capital of Russia, RBC reports.