VLADIVOSTOK. January 13. VOSTOK-MEDIA – Sergey Darkin, the governor of the Primorskiy Krai took the third place in ‘worst 20’ Russia’s governors ratings.
By the end of the year 2008 Sergey Darkin started to get out of political crisis, in which he had fallen in spring together with Nikolay Kolesov, the head of the Amur region. Moreover, the Governor of Primorskiy Krai used to disappear in mysterious way. Finally it aroused quite incredible assumptions made by political consultants and experts as to his wish to leave the country.
Apparently, Sergey Darkin had the bulge on Kolesov, because the head of the Primorye had essential support of the local aristoi. His PR policy was a success too. Besides, one may assume that he was given the ‘last chance’ within the preparation for the APEC-summit. Though, the preparation for the summit had not sped up and as a result of it the direct federal administration was set. And the motorists’ protest action on December (the protest actions against car import tax hike) revealed true character of the Governor. Darkin preferred to walk off the arrangement of the conflict and therefore consciously or unconsciously he ‘let down’ the federal government before the citizens of Primorskiy Krai.