Draft:Mayor of Samara

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The Mayor of the City of Samara is the head of Samara City Council. The current mayor is Elena Lapushkina, she is serving the office as the 49th mayor since December 26, 2017. The mayor is the highest executive officer of the city.

Mayor of Samara
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Coat of arms of Samara
Incumbent
Elena Lapushkina

since December 26, 2017
StyleThe Honorable
ResidenceSamara, Samara Oblast
AppointerSamara City Council
Term length5 years
Formation1586
First holderGrigory Zaskin (as the Town governor)
Salary745,000 Rubles ($11,726)
WebsiteMayor of Samara

History[edit]

After the death of Ivan the Terrible, the new Tsar Boris Godunov began to pursue the active policy of building the fortified cities south and southeastern of modern-day Samara Oblast. It was planned to built towns on the banks of Volga and Ufa rivers, among which Samara was also listed.

In 1585 clerks to implement the orders were sent to the Samara tract.They study the area and choose the place to built the fortress. By the decree of the Tsar in 1585 the expedition was sent under the command of Grigory Zaskin who was a native of the surrounding region. Later he became the first governor of Samara (the modern predecessor of the current mayor office) and was one of the founders of the Samara Fort.

One of the most famous person to serve the office was Peter Alabin, he was the Russian statesman and the public figure. Mayor Alabin started the formation of Samara as the cultural, industrial, modern city. Today as a result of his long-term policies Samara is one of the well known global center. During the War in Balkans (1876 - 1877), Alabin supported the native freedom fighters and give the assistance against the Ottoman Turkey. He was also awarded as Hero of Balkan by natives.

Powers and Responsiblities[edit]

The Mayor seves as the Key figure of Samara, fullfilling a handful duties. The mayor serves as the member of city council, presides over city council meetings and official ceremonies, he can reject or approve the bills passed by Samara CIty Council and also can call the emergency meeting of the council. They also serves as the official representative of the City of Samara at local, national and international levels. They also represent the interests of the Samara administration.

Election and oath of the office[edit]

The Mayor of Samara is elected by the Samara City Council from among the mayoral candidates by the Appointed Special Commission for the Mayoral Election of Samara to serve the 5 years term. The mayor assume the office after taking the following oath:

I swear in the excercise of the powers of the Mayor of Samara to respect and protect the freedom of citizens of Samara, acts in the interest of citizens and the state, with the constitution of the Russian Federation, state legislature, Samara Oblast Duma and the Charter of Samara Oblast Duma.

City Governors (1586 - 1851)[edit]

# City Governor Term started Term ended
1. Grigory Zaskin 1586 1587
2. Grigory Ovitsyn 1587 1595
3. Dmitry Petrovich Pozharsky-Lopata 1595 1614
4. Vasily Ivanovich Turenin-Zhar 1614 1618
5. Dementiy Pogozhev 1618 1639
6. Lev Plescheev 1639 1644
7. Vasily Gorchakov 1644 1651
8. Peter Babichev 1651 1655
9. Andrey Myasoedov 1655 1670
10. Vasily Everlakov 1670 1672
11. Visinov Fonvizin 1672 1674
12. Andrei Samarin 1674 1676
13. Alexander Shel 1676 1678
14. Semen Nestrov 1678 1682
15. Ivan Nestrov 1682 1700
16. Alexey Kushnikov 1700 1731
17. I.P. Marksheev 1731 1758
18. Johnson Releev 1758 1782
19. Alexey Rondon 1782 1791
20. Ivan Viteland 1791 1815
21. Ivan Sokolovsky 1815 1830
22. Peter Sinyagin 1830 1844
23. Emelyan Shikhobalov 1844 1851

Mayors (1851 - present)[edit]

# Mayors Term started Term ended
24. Vasily Bureev 1851 1873
25. Mikhail Nazarov 1873 1874
26. Nikolai Essen 1874 1875
27. Ezhen Kozhevnikov 1875 1881
28. Peter Subbotin 1881 1884
29. Peter Alabin 1884 1891
30. Nikolai Nekyutin 1891 1896
31. Peter Arapov 1896 1900
32. Sergey Postnikov 1900 1907
33. Dmitry Longson 1907 1910
34. Sergey Jerryson 1910 1918
35. Valerian Harrison 1918 1937
36. Mikhail Babin 1937 1941
37. Mikhail Pilot 1941 1951
38. Vladimir Smirnov 1951 1961
39. Alexey Rosov 1961 1983
40. Vladimir Zolotarev 1983 1985
41. Gennady Barkin 1985 1988
42. Alexey Rodonson 1988 1992
43. Oleg Sysuev 1992 1997
44. George Limansky 1997 2006
45. Victor Tarkhov 2006 2010
46. Dmitry Azarov 2010 2014
47. Alexander Fetisov 2014 2015
48. Oleg Fursev 2015 2017
49. Elena Lapushkina 2017 Incumbent

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Category:Politics of Samara Oblast

Mayor of Samara[edit]