Speech on reformatting of the Cabinet of Ministers or the creation of any new departments because of the transfer of the topic of sports, youth policy and tourism one of the Vice-premiers is not. As explained by the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin had in mind only the feasibility of their General supervision at the level of Vice-Premier in the Cabinet of Ministers.

“In this case, probably, it is necessary to clarify that the President was referring to the appropriateness of the unit of supervision at the level of Vice-Premier in the Cabinet of Ministers, is Deputy Prime Minister who oversaw the block of questions such as sports, youth policy and tourism. The President did not say anything and not mean a merger of departments, merger of departments or the creation of any new departments, re-purposing, reformatting existing. The President did not say” – quoted Peskov RIA “Novosti”.

Previously,”Soviet sport“, citing a source in the government reported that the Ministry of sport of the Russian Federation may be liquidated in the near future, it could be a new Agency. The functions of the Ministry and the Federal tourism Agency and Federal Agency for youth Affairs should be integrated into a single Agency in direct subordination to the government.

On the eve of the meeting of the Council for development of physical culture and sport in Dobrogea Putin said that the supervision of the spheres of sports, tourism and youth policy must be assigned to a Deputy Prime Minister. At the moment the sport is supervised by Arkady Dvorkovich, tourism and the youth policy Olga Golodets. The President also announced in the near future specific staffing proposals.

“I won’t, of course, to predict any personal purpose, again, as you know, will appoint the President upon the recommendation of the Chairman of the government”, – said Peskov, during the meeting with journalists.

The media also reported that the post of head of the new Agency will be appointed head of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov. Zhukov himself stated that “rumors and complete nonsense.” However, the official, who became the first Deputy Chairman of the state Duma of the new convocation, confirmed his intention to leave R & d and focus on the work in his new post.

Peskov also commented on the rumors about the appointment of the head of the Olympic Committee of Russia Elena Isinbaeva. He said that about the ROC President Vladimir Putin did not speak to her and no candidates for this post yet.



The Kremlin has denied the information on the reform of the Ministry of sports and the invitation Isinbayeva in OCD 12.10.2016

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