Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed four high-ranking employees of office of the President, the FSB, the defense Ministry and the interior Ministry. Previously it was foundthat all of them became members of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) the results of the elections, despite the recommendation of the head of state is not to combine civil service and doing science.

Four of the decree for the dismissal posted on the official website of the President. The President dismissed the chief of Department of registration and archival funds of the Federal security service of the Russian Federation the General-Lieutenant Vasily hristoforova and dismissed him from military service on reaching age limit of stay on military service.

Also resign at his own request sent to Konstantin Kotenko, who held the post of Deputy Manager of the President of the Russian Federation, the chief of medical management Manager of the Russian President; Alexander Fisun, who led the main military medical Directorate of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation Alexander Savenkov was in the post of Deputy Minister of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, head of the Investigation Department of the Ministry of interior.

According to the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, the decision to dismiss four senior officials due to their election to the number of corresponding members and academicians of the RAS against the advice of the head of state not to do so. “Yes,” – said the representative of the Kremlin, answering the question TASS whether dismissal of the election to the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Last week, the Russian Academy of Sciences reported that members of the Russian Academy of Sciences in October 2016 were 14 representatives of the authorities. Among the corresponding members of the Academy was doctor of medical Sciences Fisun, doctor of medical Sciences Kotenko, doctor of legal Sciences Savenkov and doctor of law Christopher.

It was reported that members of the Russian Academy of Sciences on the results of the elections also became a member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Arnold Tulokhonov, Deputy Minister of education and science Alexey Lopatin, Director of the Department of science, innovation development and management of biomedical health risks, Ministry of health Sergey Rumyantsev, Deputy Director of the Russian Fund of fundamental research Igor Sheremet.

About it it became known next day after Putin at a meeting of the Council for science and education demanded from the head of the RAS Vladimir Fortov, why in spite of the recommendation of the President, a number of officials were elected among the academics. The FORTS replied that the applicants met all requirements.

To this Putin said that he intends to provide to disobey officials “the opportunity to do science, because, apparently, their scientific activity is much more important than the performance of some routine administrative duties in government and governance”. According to the President, participation in the election of the members of the Academy took some representatives of the Administration of the President, Ministry of education, Ministry of interior, Ministry of defence, FSB and other departments.

Elections in the ran ended on 28 October this year. According to their results, was endorsed candidates 176 new academics and 323 new corresponding members. To abandon the title of Academy members is possible only if the scientist will report his decision and a majority vote during a General meeting of the Academy. Near future a similar event will be held at the end of March 2017, notes TASS.

Putin dismissed four officials, academics 28.11.2016

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