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Friday, January 20, 2017

Putin dismissed Sergei Ivanov as head of the presidential administration


Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the head of his administration Sergei Ivanov, the press service of the Kremlin, quoted by RIA “Novosti”.


photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

The official was appointed to the new post of presidential representative for environmental issues, ecology and transport. According to Putin, Ivanov had asked to transfer him to another job.

The new head of the presidential administration was Anton Vaino, 2012, former Deputy Ivanov.

We will remind that Ivanov is a colleague of Vladimir Putin in the KGB: together they worked in Leningrad in the late 70-ies. Subsequently, Ivanov moved to the residency in Kenya and Finland, and in the early 90-ies continued to work in the foreign intelligence Service.

Since the late 90-ies political career started Ivanova: under the leadership of Putin, he became head of the FSB Department, and in November 1999 — acting PresidentSecretary of the Russian security Council.

Later Ivanov was Minister of defence of Russia (2001-2007), Deputy Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation (2008 to 2011) and finally took the position of head of the presidential administration.

Read about recent personnel upheavals initiated by Putin.

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