Meeting with Acting Governor of Kaliningrad Region Anton Alikhanov 2017-08-16 14:15:00 Kaliningrad Vladimir Putin had a working meeting with Acting Governor of Kaliningrad Region Anton Alikhanov. The President met with the Acting Governor following a meeting on developing the transportation infrastructure of Russia’s Northwest. Mr Putin asked Mr Alikhanov to ensure completion of the bypass highway around Kaliningrad and see through the implementation of decisions on VAT exemption for air transportation to the region. The President also asked Mr Alikhanov to give his attention to issues that local residents raised during the Direct Line with the President. The socioeconomic situation in the region was also discussed at the meeting. Mr Alikhanov will run in the regional gubernatorial election in September as a candidate from the United Russia party.