Governor Misharin declared influential

After it was requested to do so by Nezavisimaya Gazeta, the Economic News Agency has been doing research on how efficient the lobbying efforts of Russian business community, state authorities, and deputies are.

The latest data were gathered in January 2010 and indicated that Governor of Sverdlovsk Region Alexander Misharin could be declared one of Russia’s most effective lobbying agents among region’s leaders. His rating was actually much higher in January 2010 than in December 2009.

The rating also featured Yuri Luzhkov, Valentina Matvienko, Roman Abramovich, Ramzan Kadyrov, and a number of other governors.

‘Alexander Misharin’s strong point is that he was United Russia’s No.1 candidate during Sverdlovsk Region Duma elections,’ analysts report.

During his recent meetings with the Cabinet ministers Governor Misharin suggested that a number of regional motorways should be owned by the federal authorities and managed to reach agreements on co-financing sports facilities in the region.

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