Foreign publications did not ignore the past regional elections. So, Emily Ferris on August 6 in Foreign policywrites: “Of course, this is not about where the power is located in Russia, since it is firmly established in the Kremlin - these governorates are not the forerunners of the national leadership, as it can be in other federalized countries such as the United States. The role of governors is to remain unchallenged and enforce Moscow’s policies, rather than fueling their own political aspirations. Instead, some of these changes in regional leadership may reflect the Kremlin’s strategy for Russia's investment climate, which in turn determines its future foreign policy. If you look at the Russian Far East, the Kremlin, based on economic necessity, and not on the dynamics of political power, is changing its approach to regional governorates [Translated from the original Russian].