Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, who in 1998 became the Deputy Minister of state property and since then has held Ministerial positions and was the assistant to the President, said that the Russian government is not and can not be irreplaceable.
“From the point of view of no one is irreplaceable, any of us can be replaced, and it is clear that the car will continue to run. The Executive power works professionally, so of course people come and go, it will continue, of course, continue,” – said Shuvalov in the program “Pozdnyakov” on NTV.
A statement about the replacement officials Deputy Prime Minister made in connection with the case of Aleksey Ulyukayev, the detainee on suspicion in a million bribe and dismissed from the post of Minister of economic development in connection with loss of trust of the President. “It is better to avoid such sad stories,” – said Shuvalov.
Deputy Prime Minister assured that there are no failures in the work of Ministry in connection with the incident no. “We all worked together for many years and so on. But from the point of view of working atmosphere and our obligations to people we can never afford to relax or, conversely, in some kind of depression fall”, – said Shuvalov, who is the head of the Cabinet Dmitry Medvedev instructed personally to reassure employees of the Ministry after the arrest of the speaker.
“The Ministry of works, acting Minister – Elin Evgeny. He is a professional who performs his work well, and no failures in the work and now there can not be”, – assured Igor Shuvalov journalists.
He also agreed that the government should “criticize”, as it is a “special activity”, but urged not to harm. “That’s not necessary to harm the political environment, the consensus in society is formed. It is necessary to move forward all the time”, said the official.
We will remind, Igor Shuvalov made an optimistic statement about the end of the falling incomes of the population of Russia and the prospects for recovery in consumer demand. Thus, he noted “Moskovsky Komsomolets”, recalled the fate of the speaker, who had previously performed the unofficial role of “government.” and since the middle of last year weekly have made reassuring statements that the bottom of the crisis passed and is about to begin a steady growth.
Alexei Ulyukayev was arrested on 14 November on suspicion in extortion and receiving a bribe of $ 2 million for the Ministry of economic development issued a positive evaluation, which allowed Rosneft to acquire state-owned shares “Bashneft”. Basmanny court of Moscow sent officials under house arrest until 15 January, and the President removed him from his post due to “loss of confidence”.
After the arrest Ulyukayev, former Finance Minister and now Deputy Chairman of the Economic Council under the President of Russia Alexei Kudrin called the incident “a great tragedy” and did not rule out an error in the work of law enforcement. He also pointed out the doubtful points in the arrest of the speaker. And the head of the Council on human rights under the President of the Russian Federation Mikhail Fedotov called on the authorities to publish the pictures, video and audio recordings relating to the charges of receiving bribes by the Minister.
In the Kremlin, will note, not in a hurry to call the ex-Minister corrupt and refuse to discuss the issue of the replacement speaker, despite the fact that Igor Shuvalov promised the staff of the Ministry of economic development as soon as possible to find them a leader.