Governor of Murmansk seriously injured in attack | Polarjournal
Andrey Chibis has been Governor of Murmansk Oblast since March 21, 2019.

The attack on the governor of the Murmansk region, Andrei Chibis, was carried out on the evening of April 4 in Apatity immediately after a meeting with residents at the local cultural center. More than 300 people gathered in the hall of the cultural center, including well-known activists of the city, heads of important companies and institutions. As Chibis left the building, a man ran towards him and seriously injured the governor with a knife in his stomach. Andrey Chibis was able to walk to the car on his own. He was admitted to the local hospital, where he underwent surgery. The procedure took more than an hour.

Andrey Chibis at a meeting with residents of Apatity. (Photo: Apatity City Council)

Yuri Shiryaev, chief physician at Central City Hospital, told members of the press: “Chibis was very lucky that the attacker did not hit his aorta. The victim’s condition is now considered serious, as he is in intensive care. However, there is no danger to his life”.

The attacker was born in 1981 and worked for the railroad. He was arrested on the spot by officers of the Russian Guard. One of the security guards had to use his service weapon to incapacitate the man. As a result, the attacker suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.

Murmansk Oblast is located in the very north-west of Russia. Its only internal border is the Republic of Karelia to the south, and it also has international borders with Finland to the west and Norway to the northwest. At the 2021 census, the area had 667,744 inhabitants. (Graphic: Wikipedia)

Who is Andrey Chibis

Andrey Chibis is 45 years old. He was born on March 19, 1979 in Cheboksary.

From 2013 to 2018, he was Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation. Several experts assumed that Andrei Chibis would take over as governor of the Altai Territory in 2018. In November 2018, however, Chibis was appointed Deputy Minister for Digital Development Issues in the Russian Ministry of Construction.

From March 21, 2019, Chibis served as governor of Murmansk Oblast. His term of office ends in 2024, and the region is already preparing for new elections, which are due to take place on September 8.

Heiner Kubny, PolarJournal

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