New Moscow Metro Head appointed

Dmitry Pegov New Moscow Metro Head
Deeply touched by the tragedy that occurred on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya metro line on 15 July 2014, Head of the Moscow Metropolitan Ivan Besedin decided to resign.
On 22 July, the corresponding decree was signed by the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin who stresses that it is due to the tragic accident. 
"I decided to resign. Personally aware of my responsibility for what happened (...) I believe that I should leave the post of the Head of the Moscow Metro," said Ivan Besedin in a communiqué published on the Moscow Metro website.

Mr Dmitry PEGOV succeeds to Mr. Besedin. 

Pegov commented on the accident: "The main problem, why it happened, is the safety of trains movement". He stressed that he needs more time for a detailed definition of the tasks in his new post.

According to Pegov, he already had a meeting with the staff of Moscow Metro on Tuesday. 

About Dmitry Pegov

Mr Pegov was born May 22, 1973 in Samara.

In 1997 he graduated from St. Petersburg State Transport University with qualification of engineer-electrician.
In 2008 he studied at the Baltic state technical University as Master of Business Administration.
In 2013 graduated the State University - Higher school of Economics majoring in "Jurisprudence" with qualification of a lawyer.
He began his labor activity in 1994 as an assistant engineer of electric locomotive depot, then worked as a train driver, driving instructor of locomotive crews, Deputy Head of the railcar depot Saint Petersburg-Moscow October railway.
Since 2004 he held the position of Head of the railcar depot Saint Petersburg-Moscow October railway - branch of JSC "Russian Railways.
Since June 2009 - Head of North-Western Directorate of fast communications (structural subdivisions of the Directorate of Rapid Railway Communication).
Since February 2010 - General Director of Rapid Railway Communications of JSC "RZD" 

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