//Former governor sues Putin for dismissing him due to loss of trust

Former governor sues Putin for dismissing him due to loss of trust

The former head of Chuvashia, Mikhail Ignatiev, filed a lawsuit at the Supreme Court of Russia, in which he disputed the decree, which Vladimir Putin had signed to dismiss Ignatiev from his post.
The news became a bombshell, because Ignatiev became the first ex-governor, who disputed Putin’s decree on his dismissal by filing a lawsuit at the Supreme Court. There was a time, when governors sued president, but that was a very long time ago.
Putin’s decree on Ignatiev’s resignation due to the loss of trust was made public on January 29, 2020. It is not very often, when Putin uses the ‘loss of trust’ formulation in his decrees that dismiss regional heads from power.