Didn't drink for the victory: in Russia, the governor of the Smolensk region was removed from office due to constant drinking. Photo.

Ulyana VynogradovaLife
For a long time, the heads of the region turned a blind eye to drunkenness

The aggressor country of Russia has demonstrated the insignificant nature of its people. It removed Alexei Ostrovsky from the post of governor of the Smolensk region after a month-long binge.

The relevant information appeared on Telegram. It is noted that Russian officials have begun to abuse alcohol on a massive scale. And they do this out of despair because of the loss of their army in the war in Ukraine (to view the photo, scroll to the bottom of the page).

It is noteworthy that the region has known about Ostrovsky's drinking for a long time. In particular, in the summer of 2021, he was hospitalised at the Federal Trauma Centre with a fractured right leg. The former owner of Smolensk Bank, Pavel Shitov, said it was due to the governor's drinking.

"It turns out that Ostrovsky had been drinking for a week, and in the evening he decided to climb a tree, from where he fell, breaking his ankle. He managed to crawl to the house, where he fell asleep and was discovered by the staff. With this injury, he is being treated in an orthopaedic centre and requires morphine for pain relief. It's ridiculous," Shitov wrote at the time.

This time, the source said that after the outbreak of war, Ostrovsky went into a binge for several months.

"He 'was awakened' only to participate in the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, and then everything continued," the source said.

According to the source, the regional head's drinking was long overlooked, but after the war broke out, his alcoholism began to cause significant budgetary losses, and the federal government did not like it.


As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Russian army soldiers were put in a pit for three days without food for drinking alcohol. Before that, the occupiers were beaten.

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