The head of “Rosatom” Sergey Kiriyenko for the first time personally commented on the reports about a possible transfer to the Kremlin as first Deputy head of the presidential administration, which oversees the political block of the Kremlin. Reporters asked him about it in Vienna, where Kiriyenko arrived at the 60th session of the General conference of the IAEA.
“You know I do not comment on rumors,” — said Kiriyenko (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
On Saturday, September 23, three close to the Kremlin source said that Kiriyenko has become the main candidate on a post of the first Deputy head of the presidential administration, who is leaving Vyacheslav Volodin. Volodin in October to become Chairman of the state Duma of the new convocation. Information about what Kiriyenko is seen as the main option of a successor Volodin, affirmed the interlocutor in the government.
Earlier, a spokesman for Kiriyenko Sergey Novikov also said that the rumors did not comment. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, in turn, said : “This is a new version”.
On Friday, September 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin appealed to the leaders of parliamentary factions with a request to support the candidacy Volodin to the post of Chairman of the state Duma.