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St. Petersburg's lieutenant governor (the same one who once lied about birds damaging the roof of a sports stadium) has resigned

Source: Meduza

Another top official in St. Petersburg has resigned. Say goodbye to Igor Albin, the region’s lieutenant governor, who will be remembered by constituents for supervising the construction of the retractable roof Krestovsky Stadium, and for lying in August 2017 about birds damaging the retractable roof and causing leaks.

Albin later confessed to inventing the story: he says it was a prank designed to distract the public from construction problems and lewd chants by soccer fans, but it also coincided with the appearance of footage showing then St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko cheering for the Akhmat Grozny football club alongside Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, in an apparent betrayal of St. Petersburg’s team.

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