Sergey Morozov officially assumed the position of the Ulyanovsk region Governor

The inauguration ceremony of the newly elected head of the region took place on 1 October in Lenin Memorial.

 The Deputy Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Volga Federal District Oleg Melnichenko, representatives of the Russian State Duma, heads of Government of territorial entities of the Russian Federation, as well as representatives of the regional parliament, executive authorities, local Government bodies, industrial enterprises, and educational institutions and public organizations of the region took part in the event.

During the inauguration, the Chairman of Regional Election Committee Yury Andrienko announced the Resolution of the Election Commission. Sergey Morozov won the regional governor elections which took place on 18 September. According to the official results, 286,4 thousand people (54.33%) voted for him. The voter turnout was 52,29%. According to the experts, having voted for the acting Governor, inhabitants of the region supported the development direction of the region he had chosen, as well as reaffirmed their commitment to the policy of the Russian President. On April 7, Vladimir Putin appointed Sergey Morozov as the acting Governor of the Ulyanovsk region.

Taking the oath, the elected head of the region swore to honestly and conscientiously fulfil the duties of the Governor, to respect and protect the rights and freedoms of citizens, to serve his country, and to observe the Constitution of the Russian Federation and laws, as well as the Charter and laws of the Ulyanovsk region. The head of the region expressed his gratitude to the residents of the region for their trust and support.

"I am particularly honoured to serve people who live here and who believe in me and in the future of the Ulyanovsk region, the whole Russia. I am grateful to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin for his trust and support which I relied on during my work. I am sincerely grateful to the United Russia party and to its leader Dmitry Medvedev for support of our region.

Today the Ulyanovsk region is among the most advanced territories of the country. We have real results in all focus areas, relying on which it is possible to move into the future confidently. Currently our strategic objective is not only to secure economic and investment leadership of the region, but also to convert it into the real wellbeing of citizens. That is why, as soon as possible, we will proceed without delay to implement our National programme and we will start a series of transformation processes", - Sergey Morozov emphasized.

According to him, the regional government will focus on carrying out of 3 groups of reforms in a sequential manner. Their first part is related to creation of modern, stable economy; the second one is formation of the social well-being society; the third one aims to model the transparent and well-functioning government accountable to the people.

"Our purpose is simple and clear: to create a rich region with strong economy and happy people! I sincerely want for our region to become the place about which its inhabitants will be able to speak proudly, the region in which people will want to live, to build their career, to establish a family, the region to which tourists will want to come again and again", - the Governor voiced his development plans. He promised to the Ulyanovsk residents to work with openness and honesty, in full compliance with the orders received from the President of the country during the meeting in the Kremlin on 23 September 2016.

During the ceremony, the newly elected Governor Sergey Morozov signed an order on resignation of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region, as well as the Resolution of the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region on appointment of a Representative of the Ulyanovsk region Government to the Federation Council. The Deputy of the State Duma of the last convocation Vadim Harlov took this position. In addition, the previous representative of the region, Gennady Savinov, was awarded for his work in the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly.

In his welcome speech, the Deputy Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Volga Federal District Oleg Melnichenko emphasized that in the Ulyanovsk region has wide growth opportunities in industrial, scientific, and social spheres.

"Your victory in the elections confirms that the selected course of social and economic development is correct. It also proves major responsibility to provide great future of the region for its inhabitants. Strengthening of economic security of the state, as well as improvement of quality of life for all residents of Russia and the Ulyanovsk region, is determined to a large extent by effective work of leading enterprises of aircraft and automotive industries, successful development of small and medium business, agricultural, and such spheres as science and education. I am sure that support of residents and professional work of all public authorities will help you to provide sustainable development of the Ulyanovsk region, to implement new projects, and to maximize the social and economic capacity of the region", - this was stated in the congratulatory message signed by the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Volga Federal District Mikhail Babich.

Participants of the inauguration ceremony commended Sergey Morozov for his contribution to the development of the Ulyanovsk region.

"The head of the region once more gained trust of the Russian President, the United Russia party and, of course, the Ulyanovsk residents, who voted for him and gave him the chance to continue carrying out the work on development of the region. I think that with such a Governor it will be possible to solve any problems: the region is developing for the best, and it is a big merit, first of all, of the Governor and his team", - noted Vladislav Tretiak, the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

"I consider results of elections to be positive and expected. Sergey Ivanovich proved that he is capable not only to set aims and tasks but also to mobilize his team and to arrange its work in a way to achieve the ultimate goal, which was the main requirement of the President and the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation at the last Sochi Forum. History has shown that Morozov is able to mobilize people in order to accomplish goals and tasks, and it is very important. These qualities inspire confidence that a well-constructed plan for development of the region will be both created and successfully implemented in the Ulyanovsk region. I like the programme set by Sergey Ivanovich and I think that our land will show dynamic social and economic development", - said Sergey Ryabukhin, the Chairmen of the Council of the Federation Budget and Financial Markets Committee of the Russian Federation.

"I was born and grew up in the Ulyanovsk region, and I saw performance of many different Ulyanovsk Governors. None of them has done as much as Sergey Morozov for the development of the social sphere. The city and the region has changed. Just take look at how many kindergartens have been created, how many schools have been opened, how many plants are under construction, and how many new jobs have appeared. Our children, having seen the development of our region, will try to stay and live here", - stated Lidiya Zhukovskaya-Latysheva, the Honoured Teacher of the Russian Federation, the leader of the  Soviet School Movement, the Deputy of the regional Parliament.

"I know and share approaches and methods initiated by the head of the region and his team. I understand how much effort has been put into all these "movements". I know about the proactive input of the team into the work of the region. I am really pleased that the Governor won the elections and that his team will continue to work for the benefit of the whole region. I am sure actions performed will lead to the improvement of the region's wellbeing and development of the social sphere", - noted Raphael Idrisov, a father of the large family which became the winner of the Volga Region Successful Family-2016 contest.

The newly elected Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Sergey Marinin, the new representative of the region in the Federation Council Vadim Harlov, the Metropolitan of Simbirsk and Novospassk Anastasius, and other participants of the inauguration also praised the Sergey Morozov's work as the head of the region.

For the first time in the history of the region, during the ceremony a governor's standard was introduced to Ulyanovsk residents along with flags of the Russian Federation and the Ulyanovsk region. The combined Military Band of the Ulyanovsk garrison and the ULSU academic chorus sang anthems of the country and the region.

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In 2016, Sergey Morozov was appointed as the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region for the fourth time.

In December 2004, he won the elections of the head of the region. In 2006, by decision of the Regional Legislative Assembly, Sergey Morozov was granted authority as the head of the region for the five-year term. In 2011, deputies of the Regional Legislative Assembly approved by a majority of votes Sergey Morozov's candidacy proposed by the Russian President. In April 2016, upon the expiry of the terms of office of the Governor, the President Vladimir Putin signed the decree on Sergey Morozov's appointment as the provisional Governor of the Ulyanovsk region.

The governor's standard of the Ulyanovsk region was accepted in 2006. It is a square two-sided cloth with images of the coat of arms of the region in the center and the coats of arms of 24 municipalities around it.