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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Putin has replaced the head of the presidential administration

Vladimir Putin on Friday dismissed the head of presidential administration Sergei Ivanov, appointed in his place Anton Vaino, who promised to continue a course of Ivanov on the fight against corruption. Putin noted that the work of the administration must be efficient, professional and it should be less empty bureaucracy.

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Sergei Ivanov from the post of head of the presidential administration and appointed him as his special representative on issues of environmental activities, environment and transport. Ivanov headed the presidential administration from December 2011. In his new position, Ivanov has retained its place in the security Council of Russia.

“Sympathetic to your desire to move to another work area”

Instead of Ivanov’s presidential administration was headed by Anton Vaino, who until recently held the position of Deputy head of the Kremlin administration.

About his personnel decisions Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with W. and Ivanov in the Kremlin. He noted that he was pleased with the work the head of his administration. “Dear Sergey, we have a lot of years of working together. Work successfully. I am pleased with how you perform tasks in assigned areas,” – said Putin.

According to President Ivanov asked for a transfer to another job. Putin noted that the candidacy of Vaino recommended that Ivanov himself.

“Remember our agreement that you are asked not to use you in this area of work in the post of head of the presidential administration more than three years. So understand your desire to move to another work area. Very much hope that you and the new place will use all your knowledge and experience to work effectively”, – Putin said at the meeting, which was broadcast on the TV channel “Russia 24”.

The President expressed hope that the new head of administration will do everything to make it work “was the same as before, effective to carried out at a high professional level”.

“To help this work as much as possible empty red tape, but rather that it was filled with concrete content and contribute to solution of problems that face not only the administration, but also on the key directions of development of economy”, – said Putin.

In turn, Vaino assured that your post will continue the anti-corruption work that his predecessor had started, and promised to cooperate with the government.

“The importance of analytical work carried out in the administration’s monitoring and assessment of internal political processes, socio-economic issues, developments in the international arena, also consider important the work on your behalf began Sergey Borisovich (Ivanov) in the administration – it deals with anti-corruption direction and improvement of the personnel policy, the fundamentals of civil service,” said Vaino.

He added that “all this work we will pursue in close collaboration with the government, the chambers of the Federal Assembly, heads of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, public organizations and associations”.

After the appointment of Vaino was part of the security Council. Putin also turned to the security Council his envoy in the Siberian Federal district Sergei Menyailo, the Plenipotentiary envoy in the Northwest Federal district Nikolay Tsukanov, Deputy security Council Secretary Rashid Nurgaliyev.

We will remind, Sergey Ivanov in the seventies worked for the KGB, where he was a colleague of the future President of Russia Vladimir Putin. When, in 1998, Putin headed the FSB of Russia, Ivanov became his Deputy. In 1999, Ivanov became security Council Secretary.

In 2001-2007 Ivanov headed the Ministry of defence. In the Putin government in 2008-2011 he held the post of Chairman, responsible for the military-industrial complex. In December 2011, then President Dmitry Medvedev was confirmed as the head of his administration. After returning to the Kremlin Vladimir Putin in may 2012, he was reappointed to this post.

Anton Vaino was born in 1972 in Tallinn. After graduating from MGIMO, he worked in the Russian Embassy in Tokyo and the second Asian Department of the Russian foreign Ministry. In 2002 he joined the office of Protocol of the President of Russia.

In 2008, Vaino became chief of Protocol of the Prime Minister of Russia (in the same year, Vladimir Putin headed the government). In 2012, Vaino became Deputy head of the presidential administration.

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