Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich to take the post of head of Russian Railways. About such possible government reshuffle, writes in Monday’s newspaper “Kommersant”. According to the newspaper, which cites several high-ranking sources in the White house, the presidential administration, the rail industry and the public discussion on this issue has intensified dramatically last week.
“Topic was discussed a few months but then the informed people said that all the rumours, and now they are waiting for the appointment” — leads the publication the words of one of his companions. According to another source, all was to be held on October 5, but “moved”.
One of the sources said that now the permutation coordinate in the Kremlin. If the appointment is held, the current head of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov to leave the post of Minister of transport, the newspaper said.
The symbolic reason for the possible care. the post of Deputy Prime Minister, the newspaper’s sources called “lost the fight with the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin in relation to privatization of “Bashneft”.
Among the possible changers Dvorkovich to the post of Deputy Prime Minister newspaper calls the Minister of industry Denis Manturov, the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin and the Russian presidential aide Andrei Belousov.
In the Railways and the Secretariat Dvorkovich not comment, the newspaper said. Press Secretary, Natalya Timakova called the information about the imminent appointment of Dvorkovich to the post of head of Russian Railways untrue and added that “tired to deny it”.