As the ex-head of the Berezovsky district of Ugra noted on the social network VKontakte, this decision was not easy for him, but he "had to do it."

Arteev explained that the head of the municipality should serve as an example for his fellow countrymen, as well as a reference point and authority for his loved ones. And first of all, for young people.

"In this situation, it is difficult for me to act as such," he concluded.

The scandal around Arteev erupted after it became known that he was detained while driving under the influence of alcohol. The official lost control and flew into a ditch.

In early November, it was reported about the chairman of the Duma of Severouralsk, Sverdlovsk region, Viktor Ilyin, who died in an accident.