64.45% voted for him.
Alexander Beglov, who was Acting Governor of St. Petersburg since October 2018, has been elected city
Governor, reports TASS quoting the Election Commission. 64.45% voted for him.
16.84% voted for Nadezhda Tikhonova of A Just Russia, and 16.01% for Mikhail Amosov of Civil Platform.
Alexander Beglov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 1956 After graduating from a teacher training college
and serving in the Army he came to Leningrad and became a student of the Leningrad Engineering and
After graduation Alexander Beglov started working in the Leningrad Executive Committee, as the city
administration was then called, as head of the construction and development department. He was
involved in building treatment facilities and supervised housing construction projects in Kupchino,
Rybatskoe and Dolgoe Lake districts.
Returning to the university, he defended a thesis in construction engineering attaining a Candidate of Sciences degree.
As a politician, Alexander Beglov started his career in 1999 in St. Petersburg as Head of the Kurortny
District administration. In 2003, he served as an interim Governor of St. Petersburg for three months
after Governor Vladimir Yakovlev resigned.
After that he moved to Moscow where he served as Head of the Control Department under the
President of Russia where he was responsible for controlling the federal treasury and preventing fraud
In 2008 Alexander Beglov was appointed Deputy Head of the Presidential Executive Office, and in 2012
became Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Southern Federal District to return to St. Petersburg
five years later as Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the North-Western Federal District.
On October 3, 2018, Alexander Beglov was appointed Acting Governor of St. Petersburg by President