Mass protests in the Novosibirsk region prevent 15% rise in utility charges
Novosibirsk’s regional governor Vladimir Gorodetsky has rescinded the decision for a 15 percent increase in utility charges, he announced on Wednesday morning. Instead, utility charges will rise by a mere 4 percent.
Gorodetsky stressed that his decision should not only be attributed to protests, but also to meetings with trade unions and the All-Russian Popular Front.
The governor is expected to meet with the public on Wednesday evening.