Tuesday, 2 February, Putin accepted the resignation of the Governor of the Tula region Vladimir Gruzdev and appointed acting head of the region Deputy defense Minister Alexei Dyumin.
A trusted security officer
About the biography of the future Governor is little known. He is 43, he was born in Kursk, said on Tuesday “Kommersant”.
The Deputy defense Minister — the last and only officially known post Dyumin, where he served for a little over a month. As Deputy Minister he oversaw the construction, property relations, expert Department and the Main military-medical Department, listed at today’s meeting Putin. He was appointed on December 24, said on the website of the Ministry of defense. About the previous posts Dyumin at the end of 2015, wrote “Interfax” citing a source in the Department. According to the interlocutor of the Agency, before Dyumin held the position of chief of staff — first Deputy commander of Land forces.
The previous post was Dyumin command of special operations Forces (Sof) of Armed forces of Russia, said the interlocutor of “Interfax”. It is these connections that participated in the annexation of Crimea in 2014, they were called in the film “Crimea. The way to Motherland” by Andrei Kondrashov, shown a year after joining the Peninsula.
Prior to serving in the armed forces Alex Dyumin was mentioned as an officer of the presidential security service. In 2012, the news Agency of Kyrgyzstan “Akire” published the official delegation of Putin, where Dyumin was listed as Deputy head of the presidential security service, the chief of security at the time was Viktor Zolotov, now commander-in-chief internal troops of the Ministry of internal Affairs. His position is familiar with Zolotov has confirmed the source . Close to the government and to the Federal guard service, the interlocutors say that Dyumin was not a man of character, but always enjoyed confidence of the President personally. He was “promising politician with big ambitions,” describes his close to the government source.
A good goalkeeper
Lieutenant General Dyumin — Chairman of the Board of Trustees Night hockey League, established by Vladimir Putin. In the League he played at the position goalkeeper, wrote Forbes. In this position he played a gala match in honor of the birthday of the President in October 2015, wrote “Moskovsky Komsomolets”.
Lieutenant General Dyumin — member of the Board of Directors of the SKA hockey club, whose President is Gennady Timchenko, the press Secretary of the club. Together with Sergey Shoigu and former interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev Dyumin played in an Amateur hockey club “breeze”, wrote “Vedomosti” in 2012.
In 2009 a man by the name of Alex Dyumin received in PFUR the degree of candidate of political Sciences. The topic of his dissertation was “Political aspects of global regulation in the framework of cooperation of the countries “groups of eight”.
The authorities decided to focus on the development of the defense industry in the region, says the President of Fund “the Petersburg policy”. His sphere of activity the Ministry of defence — “in principle, all that is extremely important and in the civil sphere”, described a new candidate at the meeting Putin. Dyumin in response, emphasized that he intends primarily to address the social and economic aspects and issues “that are associated with the most powerful military-industrial complex of the region”.
The appointment by the Governor Dyumin, who has worked in a very high position in the Ministry of defence six weeks ago, an unexpected, but corresponds to its formal status, says political analyst Alexei Makarkin. An unknown man, was appointed Governor, not new to the region: Gruzdeva predecessor Vyacheslav Dudka unexpectedly took his post with the post of Deputy chief of state unitary enterprise “instrument Design Bureau”. In the history of appointing governors was another military personnel: in 2008 the President of Ingushetia, was appointed Deputy chief of the intelligence Department of the Volga-Ural military district, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov. “But at the moment the situation in Ingushetia was extreme and extraordinary, in Tula, of course, never happened,” says Makarkin.