As previously reported, the former Minister of education Dmitry Livanov was appointed special envoy for development of trade-economic relations with Ukraine. The decree about it was signed on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin. On Saturday the text of the decree was published on the Kremlin website.
On the website of the Kremlin reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing former Minister of education Dmitry Livanov, the special representative of the President of Russia on development trading-economic relations with Ukraine.
The decree was signed the day of 19 August and comes into force from the day of its signing. Earlier, the “MK” has already reported that Livanov, who was dismissed from the post of head of the Ministry of education, will be “abandoned Ukraine”.
Recall that Livanov was replaced in his post in the Ministry of education and science Olga Vasilieva, who previously held the position of Deputy chief of Department of social projects of the presidential Administration. Prior to that, Olga Vasilieva was engaged in scientific work, in particular, the history of relations between the ROC and the state in the twentieth century.
According to our columnist Mikhail Rostovsky, the Livanov’s resignation from the post of Minister of education can be linked to the upcoming September 18 elections to the state Duma. “In the best traditions of the election of the now former Minister of education made a “ritual sacrifice”.”, the article reads “Why Putin fired Livanov”.