The President of Russia Vladimir Putin appointed to the post of Minister of economic development Maxim Oreshkin, who previously held the post of Deputy Minister of Finance, reports TASS. Oreshkina appointed instead arrested the former head of the Ministry of economy Alexei Ulyukayev.

“Mr Liksutov, you work not so long ago, but in General it’s a lot, and work successfully. I want to offer you the post of Minister of economic development,” – said the head of state, addressing Oreshkin (quoted by TASS). “I agree,” said Oreshkin.

During the conversation Oreshkin told the President that nearly two years has been Deputy Minister of Finance, and previously was the Director of the Department of Treasury and worked in the banking sector (the “Capital VTB”, “ROSBANK” and the Central Bank), said RIA “Novosti”.

Putin asked him about what is currently most important in the activities of Ministerstvo economic development. “The main task for the coming year is the preparation of the key measures that will allow us to remove structural barriers to growth of the Russian economy”, – said Oreshkin.

“Mr Liksutov, you’re still a young man, but the young professional you will not be called. You people are literate and Mature specialist, experienced. I wish you success,” Putin summed up after talking with his Best (quoted by “Interfax”).

Thus, the 34-year-old … became the youngest Minister in the current Russian government. He is a month younger than the head of the Ministry of communications Nikolay Nikiforov, according to the journalists.

Siluanov denied the rumors about the merger of the Ministry of Finance and economy Ministry after the appointment.

The purpose Oreshkin commented on his former boss, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. “I think everybody has thought about the unification of the Ministry of economy, Ministry of Finance? The main thing to like-minded people worked in the ministries, and not some nominal Association. Importantly, the Association of ideas, plans its activities, policies, it will be sent to work,” he said.

Siluanov also stressed that the appointment. to the post of Minister of economic development is “a good solution”. “There will always be some disputes, we and the Finance Ministry are disputes, I think we will now more quickly and easily find joint solutions that will benefit the economy, the organization of work of the government,” the Minister added.

The newly minted Minister of economic development was born in 1982 in Moscow. In 2004 he graduated from the Higher school of Economics on the subject “Economics”. From 2002 to 2006. worked in the Bank of Russia on the positions of master and chief economist and head of sector.

From 2006 to 2013. he worked in managerial positions in banks “ROSBANK”, “credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank”, “VTB Capital”. In 2013 came to the Ministry of Finance to the position of Director of Department of strategic planning. From March 2015 on today. he held the position of Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.

Alexei Ulyukayev, was detained at office “Rosneft” 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”. In place of temporarily Ulyukayev was appointed his Deputy Yevgeny Yelin.

Last week the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov saidthat the Kremlin is not yet ready to talk about the appointment of a successor Alexei Ulyukayev.

The day before Putin, commenting on the arrest of the speaker, said recently discussed with members of the government candidates for the vacant post and that there are “at least three or four candidates”, but no concrete names did not name.

Earlier, first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov at a meeting with employees of the Ministry of economic development, commissioned by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, to calm them after the arrest of the chief, assured that the Ministry will be long without a leader. However, no names in this regard is also not called.

The newspaper “Kommersant” citing its own sources wrote that a candidate to the post of Minister of economic development of Russia is now arrested Alexei Ulyukayev started looking in September, i.e. more than a month before the history with detention. According to the newspaper, among the discussed candidates, was former economy Minister Andrei Belousov, the first Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Ksenia Yudaeva first Deputy head of the government apparatus Maxim Akimov.

21 Nov informresurs RNS , citing a source in the Ministry of economic development and Federal officials called them among the main contenders for the vacant post. However, according to “Kommersant”, all of the above persons are considering this option as reducing their capacity and lowering.

After the arrest of the Minister of RBC , citing a source familiar with Ulyukaev reported that the former head of the MAYOR at the end of October has resigned. It was three weeks before his arrest. According to the source, the speaker put the statement on the table, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev immediately after the completion of the acquisition by Rosneft of state-owned shares “Bashneft” (the deal ended on 12 October). The source also said that Ulyukayev pressured, forcing them to authorize the transaction. According to him, “everyone knew” that the speaker is going to soon quit.



The head of the Ministry Maxim Oreshkin appointed instead arrested Ulyukayev 30.11.2016

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