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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Putin held a series of major reshuffles and resignations

On Thursday, the President made a series of personnel decisions among the governors and among his envoys. In addition, he abolished the Crimean Federal district, making it part of the southern Federal district. According to experts, Putin has sent several important signals to the elites – both regional and Federal.

On Thursday the President of Russia Vladimir Putin took some personnel decisions. First became aware of the dismissal of the envoy in the Northwest Federal district Vladimir Bulavin, who immediately took the position sent by the government in the resignation of the head of the Federal customs service (FCS) Andrei Belyaninov.

“Passing through the post of the Governor becomes, in case of success, the advantage to the future career Federal Manager”

In addition, the head of state ahead of schedule stopped powers of the presidential envoy to the Siberian Federal district Nikolai Rogozhkin, which was appointed Sergei Menyailo, who held to this day the post of Governor of Sevastopol. Acting head of Sevastopol was Dmitry Ovsyannikov, who retired from the post of Deputy Minister of industry and trade.

Crimea – part of the South

Another envoy, dismissed, turned out to be Sergei Melikov, who worked in the North Caucasian Federal district. Melikov became the first Deputy Director of Regardie. Instead Melikov, the President appointed Oleg Belavencev, who led the Crimean Federal district (CFD).

The President abolished the RPO, making it part of the southern district, it is headed by Vladimir Ustinov, whom the President appointed as the Ambassador of the United district. In connection with the inclusion of the Crimea in the southern Federal district, Putin submitted to the state Duma draft amendments to some laws.

Rotation of governors

On Thursday, the President also made some changes in the Governor’s case. Putin ahead of schedule stopped powers of the Governor of Kaliningrad region Nikolai Tsukanov and appointed him as his envoy in the Northwest Federal district. Temporarily fulfilling duties of the Governor of the Kaliningrad region, the head of state appointed Eugene Senicheva, who was the head of the local FSB.

After the President sacked the Governor of the Yaroslavl region Sergey Yastrebov. Instead, the acting Governor became Lieutenant-General of police Dmitry Mironov, who held the post of Deputy head of the interior Ministry.

In addition, in connection with loss of trust in resignation was sent to the head of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, who was arrested in late June, red-handed while receiving bribes at a restaurant in Moscow. Now he is in jail, he faces up to 10 years in prison and a large fine. The acting Governor of the Kirov region the President has appointed the former head of Rosreestr Igor Vasiliev.

“To strengthen the project and team working principles

According to experts, changes in governors, the head of state sent a signal to the elites about the importance of fieldwork, and the regional leaders on the continuation of work in case of successful activities at the Federal level.

“Passing in his career through the post Governor’s job in the region becomes, in the case of successful work in the territory, an important qualification requirement and advantage to the future career of a Federal officer and Manager. In turn, the representatives of the regions that are most effectively proved itself in actual management work in the region may be needed in the future – as well as earlier examples (Michael) Me, (Alexander) Tkachyov – on leadership positions at the Federal level”, – said the head of the Fund ISAPI Dmitry Badovsky.

The analyst believes a positive trend for the regions, the arrival of new executives who have experience in a Federal Agency. “New managers understand the principles of the Federal bodies of power and administration have the appropriate hardware experience, industry expertise, communication. All this allows to increase work efficiency, including in the troubled territories of regional administrations, to provide the most precise stitching work at the Federal and regional level. Also, this system personnel policy allows for enhanced project and team work principles through better understanding of the Federal and regional leaders, as well as due to the greater interaction of the regional leaders among themselves,” – said the expert.

Badovsky notes that this is especially true given the strengthening of the design principles of work of the government in the framework of the presidential Council for development strategies and priority projects.

According to experts, new appointments of ambassadors have a common logic. And the new Plenipotentiary representative in the Siberian Federal district Sergei Menyailo, and Nikolai Tsukanov, he was appointed Plenipotentiary in North-West region, already have experience of leadership of individual regions to the same strategically important such as Sevastopol, and Kaliningrad oblast.

Therefore, a new expect an understanding of the specific policy at the regional level, knowledge of the regional leaders (who have now become their “sponsored”) and how docks of Federal and regional policy.

The regions strategic – it is logical that these people in uniform”

In turn, the Deputy Director of the National Institute of development of modern ideology Gleb Kuznetsov explained that the number of permutations and resignations by a desire not to prolong the process for a long time.”

With regard to the values of the individual solutions, the same Kaliningrad oblast is considered to be an Outpost of Russia “in a fairly unfriendly environment in the West.” “Appropriate that in a situation when the region surrounded by NATO countries, operate it supplied the security forces. There is no doubt that he will establish order on the border, and in the subject and so on,” Kuznetsov said the newspaper VIEW.

According to him, the Kaliningrad and Yaroslavl region in recent years faced the task of restoring order, getting rid of corrupt elements. “Regions – strategic, powerful, logical, that answer for it to put people in uniform,” added the analyst.

Kuznetsov called Dmitri Mironov are quite competent in “peace building” has been in the Ministry of infrastructure issues, interaction with the regions, the state Council. “It’s quite versatile in their skills, abilities and qualities,” – said Kuznetsov.

He added that the former governors are satisfactory: cukanov got a promotion, and Hawks was not filmed in connection with loss of trust, “therefore, significant questions to him there”. “Another thing the region needs is often a shake-up, acquiring a new impetus to the development. This is done,” – said the source.

Commenting on the change of leadership of the Kirov region, the observers noted that the new head of the region Igor Vasiliev up to this point has worked in the financial-economic bloc of the government (as mentioned above, Vasiliev was the head of Rosreestr. Was previously audited by the chamber – thus, is a specialist in the field of financial control. This Vasilyev familiar with regional specifics – in the recent past he represented in the Federation Council of the Komi Republic, the neighboring Kirov oblast. In General, the appointment of Vasiliev regarded as a strengthening of regional government and is considered in the context of the fight against bribery (bribing, recall the “lost” Nikita Belykh).

In the southern direction

As for the enterprises of the Crimean Federal district from the Southern Federal district, it was the right move by the President. This convinced the General Director of the analytical center “Moscow region” Alexey Chadaev. “In fact, the government’s Plenipotentiary duplicated power in the territory. The important thing is and change envoy in the Caucasus, because the confrontation of the Embassy of Minkowksi recently produced a painful impression. I am sure that the new envoy, in this sense, will be able to work in concert with the Minkowksi,” Chadaev said the Agency Regnum.

The merger of the Crimean Federal district South Federal district, according to experts, has become a new stage in the integration of the Crimea and Sevastopol, “returned to home port”. It is noted that the local authorities managed to solve the issues of integration and stability.

However, the region needs development, which explains the arrival of the ex-Deputy Minister of industry Dmitry Ovsyannikov, who was involved in the government regional development programmes, including the Crimea and Sevastopol. As you know, father Ovsyannikova – a native of Sebastopol. Thus, it is expected that the new Governor will be able to find a common language with the local elites and to build a constructive relationship.

Ex-Chairman of the legislative Assembly of Sevastopol, now the Deputy of legislative Assembly Alexey Chaly said that he knew Ovsyannikov from last year. “I know him. We met for the first time in April 2015 during a visiting session of the Ministry of industry and trade. It spoke, after that in Sevastopol met several times,” – said Chaly.

“I’m optimistic about the future of Sevastopol, especially because the acting was the Deputy Minister of industry and trade, a man quite young, but have a lot of experience,” – said Chaly “Interfax”.
He noted that Ovsyannikov can count on assistance from his side. “I’m ready to render the necessary assistance in order to enable them to effectively perform their duties,” – said Chaly.

While this seems logical translation of Oleg Belavencev from the Crimea for the post of Ambassador to the strategically important North Caucasus Federal district.

Belevantsev from its predecessor on a post of the Ambassador – native Ministry of internal Affairs Sergey Melikov – expect active work in the newly created Regardie.

Alexey Chadaev reminded that Melikov was appointed the first Deputy Director of the Federal service of national guard troops, has the military rank of Lieutenant General. “He’s in the Embassy and acted like a General. The Federal service of national guard troops it will be in its place,” says Chad.

“The most interesting destination in Yaroslavl and Kaliningrad regions”

A big round of staff changes reminds us that the batch of decisions for managers is a style of President Putin, said in an interview with the newspaper VIEW political scientist, member of the expert Council of the Institute of socio-economic and political studies (ISAPI) Alexei Zudin.

The President sometimes uses this approach. Package solutions demonstrate a systematic approach to internal recruitment policy, says Zudin. – Moreover, the analysis of new appointments suggests that they were made on the basis of competence of new personnel. In most cases, new appointments, we are dealing with the advent of Federal politicians in the regions. This contributes to the strengthening of relations between the Federal center and the regions”.

The source added that the most exciting destination in the Yaroslavl and Kaliningrad regions. “There clearly is a tendency to increase the presence of security forces from the center to the regions. Very often the power elite are the bearers of anti-corruption policy. In the case of the Kaliningrad oblast became an important geopolitical position in the region. In the Yaroslavl region appointed people working in the interior Ministry and in charge of transport. And transport plays an important role for this region”, – concluded the expert.

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