MOSCOW, July 19 (RAPSI) - Former opposition-minded mayor of Petrozavodsk, Galina Shirshina, has appealed her dismissal in the Supreme Court of Russia, RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday.

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 resignation in the Petrozavodsk City Court and the Supreme Court of Karelia but had no success.

In October 2013 Shirshina, with the help of opposition party “Yabloko”, was elected mayor of Petrozavodsk with 41.9% of votes in her favor.