A compromise figure who can lead the internal policy in the Kremlin


The new head of internal policy Department of the presidential administration, most likely, will be the Deputy presidential envoy in the Central Federal district Andrey Yarin, said three of the interlocutor close to the Kremlin. Yarin said Thursday it does not comment on information about the possible appointment.

The Department of internal policy (Ohr) is one of the key departments of the presidential administration. Administered by Ohr is almost the whole block of internal political issues. This unit prepares the President and the head of his administration materials about the sociopolitical situation in the country, as well as proposals on state building, regional policy, local self-government. RVA is responsible for the interaction between the Kremlin and the state Duma, the Federation Council, political parties, regional leaders, envoys, CEC. Ohr coordinates elections at all levels.

Andrey Yarin does not belong to the Kiriyenko team, nor the team of the state Duma speaker and former curator of internal policy Vyacheslav Volodin. It is a compromise figure, says the source close to the Kremlin. According to another source close to the government, influential political players struggled to leadership positions in the Department of internal policy came not only people Kiriyenko. The purpose of Yarina is the result of this struggle, he said. With the search for a compromise figure and was linked to some hitch with the departure of Tatiana Voronova in the apparatus of the state Duma, adds the source .

A source close to the presidential administration, says that the candidate for Yarina for the post of head of the Ohr could offer the Plenipotentiary of the President in TSFO Alexander Beglov. Under his leadership, Yarin has worked since 2009, when Beglov held a post of the Deputy head of the Kremlin administration, after it went on the Embassy in 2012. The source says that Beglov and current head of the presidential administration Anton Vaino — in a good relationship, accordingly, it could play a role in the decision to prescribe yasmin for a new post.

Know yasmin and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, under whom the officer worked in the Embassy in the southern Federal district, adds the source , and the presidential envoy in the Volga Federal district Mikhail Babich. With him Yarin worked when Babich was the head of the government of Chechnya.

A Federal official, however, I’m sure that Kiriyenko Yarin can’t be a dark horse. They simply could not fail to be aware of when the current first Deputy head of the Kremlin administration, he headed the state Corporation “Rosatom”. Interaction concerned the different levels of elections, he says. On the territory of the Central Federal district there are a number of nuclear facilities, they mainly exist in the form BUT “where you just do not get where there lives a large number of people”, and in the preparation and conduct of election campaigns without the cooperation with Rosatom, which line is also responsible for elections, according to the source , can not do. Yarin, the Deputy of the Plenipotentiary representative, was responsible for the political unit, which includes the coordination of campaigns.

“There are many hidden, non-public relationships that move is hard to detect. It is possible that thus linked Kiriyenko and Yarin. It is difficult to imagine that the man appointed to high post (meaning Kiriyenko. — ) and that I was imposing on him absolute strangers,” says a source close to the Kremlin.

Informed sources mentioned as possible candidates on a post of the head of Department of internal policy of the head of Rossotrudnichestvo Lyubov Glebova, the head of Department on work with regions of Rosatom Alexander Kharichev and the head of the Kremlin administration for civil service personnel and Anton Fedorova. According to two interlocutors close to presidential administration, none of these candidates are currently not considered.

Several sources close to the government and the Kremlin, claim that the most likely contender was Kharichev, but with the approval of his candidacy, the Kremlin has a problem.

A former colleague of yasmin’s Embassy in the southern Federal district characterizes him as “professional, hardworking, decent person who has no personal preferences and interests.” “It will clearly fulfill the tasks,” — said the source .

A source close to the Kremlin, agreed that Yarin would not try to play any independent role, and will become more of a technical figure.

A source close to the presidential envoy of the Central Federal district, says that Yarin does not like publicity, not seeking to be noticeable. “He really likes paper work,” says the source .

Andrey Yarin was born in 1970 in Nizhny Tagil. In the early 2000-ies was leading the representative of administration of Vladimir region under the government of Russia, then was briefly Deputy Prime Minister of Chechnya. Prime Minister in Chechnya, then, was the current presidential envoy to the Volga Federal district Mikhail Babich. From 2004 to 2005, Yarin was the head of the government of the Ryazan region, then worked as the Deputy chief of Department of internal policy in the office of the presidential envoy in the southern Federal district Dmitry Kozak. From 2006 to 2009 held a post of the Chairman of government Kabardino-Balkar Republic, then became the chief adviser and later chief of staff, Deputy head of presidential administration Alexander Beglov. After the appointment Beglov, presidential envoy in the Central Federal district Yarin became his Deputy.

Changes in the political block of the Kremlin began after the Duma elections, when the curator of this direction, the first Deputy head of the presidential administration Vyacheslav Volodin, was elected speaker of the lower house of Parliament. In his place the President appointed the head of “Rosatom” Sergey Kiriyenko. After that, the media reported that the new head will replace and the leadership of the Department of internal policy. First out Deputy head of Department, responsible for information policy, Olga Sitnikov. She became Deputy head of the state Duma apparatus. In its place, as reported by media and confirmed sources , will be appointed in charge of the press in the “Rosatom” Sergey Novikov. Another former Deputy chief of internal policy Department, Igor Depakin in charge of the regions, was managing the Affairs of the state Duma.

Information about the possible resignation Raven also appeared in the press. On Wednesday the Duma Committee on rules formally recommended her for the post of head of the Duma, and on Thursday her candidacy was supported by the Council of the state Duma.

Voronov has not yet said goodbye to the staff of Department of internal policy, according to two officials. But this, according to them, is absolutely logical because there is no presidential decree on the resignation of Raven and the appointment of its mate.

“Yasmin the biography of a rather serious regional background, a person with decent experience in the regions”, — said the political scientist Vitaly Ivanov. The appointment of yasmin will attest to the fact that the new curator of the political block of the Kremlin “the importance of regional components will increase”, he said.

According to two interlocutors close to the Kremlin, in the Department of internal policy in the foreseeable future, expect the reorganization. “So it was with each new curator of the political unit, says one of the interlocutors . — There were new departments, disbanded the old one. Probably the same thing will happen now.” In case of reorganization of officials have two months to warn about the fact that all of them derive from the staff. Yet none of this ever happened, tell sources in the Kremlin. Thus the expected reorganization will involve the merger of CIP with another subordinate Kiriyenko division — management of public projects (UNOPS), said two sources close to the Kremlin. That such a merger may occur earlier wrote mass media. “The need to merge two Agency no. CRM deals with very specific projects, moreover, voluntarily to abandon existing management will look strange from the point of view of bureaucratic logic,” — says one of the interlocutors .

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