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Monday, October 24, 2016

Putin has appointed Sergey Naryshkin the head of the foreign intelligence Service

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that on Thursday, Vladimir Putin asked the Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin to head the foreign intelligence Service. The decree will be signed in the near future.

photo: Alexander Astafyev

Vladimir Putin’s statement has sounded during the day on Thursday during his meeting with Sergey Naryshkin and current Director of SVR Mikhail Fradkov.

According to TASS, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that there is a head of state invited the speaker of the state Duma to head the SVR. The President also expressed hope that voters who voted for Naryshkin at the last elections to the state Duma, reacted with understanding to this new appointment. “This mandate means and accordance with the direction on such an important piece of work”, – said Putin.

The President also praised the work of CBP, particularly in the current international environment. The head of state thanked Mikhail Fradkov for the work, saying that his work was efficient and professional.

Peskov said that in the near future, Fradkov will be nominated as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Russian Railways.

In turn, the media discuss the rumors that the new Chairman of the state Duma can become the first Deputy head of the presidential administration Vyacheslav Volodin.

Read the material: “Volodin will be a speaker, Spring will improve”: what people are saying about the new Duma


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