EKATERINBURG, March 14 – RIA Novosti. The deceased senator from the Tyumen region Mikhail Ponomarev was an open and responsible politician, said the governor of the region Alexander Moor.
Earlier on Saturday, a source in the Federation Council informed RIA Novosti about the death of Ponomarev at the age of 68. According to the interlocutor of the agency, the cause of death of the senator is cardiac arrest. Ponomarev served as deputy head of the economic committee. “His whole life was devoted to serving the people and the homeland. An open, active, responsible politician. He did a lot both as a deputy of the Tyumen Regional Duma and as a senator, representing the interests of our region in the Federation Council,” – Moore's words are quoted in the message of the governor's press service.