Russian Supreme Court upholds opposition-minded Petrozavodsk ex-mayor’s dismissal
MOSCOW, September 20 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by former opposition-minded mayor of Petrozavodsk, Galina Shirshina, against her resignation, according to records published on the court’s website.
On December 25, 2015, legislators of the Petrozavodsk City Council voted for resignation of Shirshina. Two weeks before her dismissal she received a note from a group of MPs listing alleged evidence that she did not fulfill her mayoral duties.
Shirshina appealed her dismissal in the Petrozavodsk City Court and the Supreme Court of Karelia but had no success. In July, she lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court of Russia.
In October 2013, Shirshina, with the help of opposition party “Yabloko”, was elected mayor of Petrozavodsk with 41.9% of votes in her favor.