Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich can occupy a post of the head of JSC “RZD”. This writes “Kommersant” with reference to more than a dozen high-ranking sources in the White house, the presidential administration, the rail industry and state-owned companies.
The symbolic reason for the possible care. the post of Deputy Prime Minister, the newspaper’s sources called “lost the fight with the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin in relation to privatization of “Bashneft”. According to one of interlocutors, the theme of possible transition Dvorkovich to the Russian Railways “was discussed a few months”. Conversations about the reshuffle intensified sharply last week, the newspaper said.
Another source said that it was supposed to be held on October 5, but “moved”. Now the permutations are agreed in the Kremlin, but “the outcome is uncertain, the certainty will come at the beginning of the week.”
The main obstacle to the implementation of the scheme the sources call the controversy surrounding the candidacy of the new Deputy Prime Minister. According to the publication, in addition to option with the redistribution of powers between the existing Deputy Prime Ministers, discusses at least three main contenders for the place of Dvorkovich, industry Minister Denis Manturov, the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin and presidential aide Andrei Belousov.
The return Belousova or Sechin in the government can be a source of conflict. In addition, according to sources, none of them eager to get into the White house.
He Dvorkovich, according to some, also refers to the transition in the Railways without enthusiasm (according to others, the opposite is true) – due to strained relations with the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company Mikhail Fradkov, promoted to this position from the post of Director of the foreign intelligence Service (SVR). From June 2015, the Council directed himself Dvorkovich.
In the Railways and the Secretariat Dvorkovich information about new changes in the government do not comment. Press Secretary, Natalya Timakova called the information about the imminent appointment of Dvorkovich to the post of head of Russian Railways untrue and added that “tired to deny it”.
Currently, the head of JSC “Russian Railways” is Oleg Belozerov. In August 2015 it has replaced on this post of Vladimir Yakunin. In the case of the appointment of Dvorkovich, according to “Kommersant”, Belozerov might leave on a post of the Minister of transport, although he is against.