Olympic champion became a likely candidate for the post of head of Rosmolodezh

Two candidates

In the near future, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev should appoint the head of the Federal Agency for youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh), said two sources close to the Kremlin. According to sources, the contenders for the post of head of Department in two: a Vice-Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region Dmitry Svatkovsky and zampolpreda of the President in North Caucasus Federal district Mikhail Vedernikov. That candidate Vedernikov considered for the post of head of Rosmolodezh, previously reported by the TV channel “Rain”.

The position of the head Rosmolodezh became vacant after its head Sergei Pospelov was appointed the first Deputy head of the state Duma apparatus. Currently acting head of Department is Alexey Palamarchuk.

The Federal Agency for youth Affairs under the Ministry of education. Thus by the administration of President she oversees the political block of the Kremlin.

A source in the Kremlin said that both candidates were interviewed in the presidential administration and now a solution for Medvedev — the appointment of the head of Rosmolodezh is within its competence.

The government already has the documents on both candidates, said the source close to the Kremlin. In a press-service of the government said that they do not know anything about a report from the Kremlin documents.

Who Vedernikov

Mikhail Vedernikov born in 1975. He was Chairman of the Public youth chamber at legislative Assembly of Leningrad region, the Deputy head of Executive Committee of regional branch of “United Russia” in Leningrad region since 2010 worked in the Department of internal policy of the Kremlin first as adviser of Department of regional policy, then as head of Department on work with regions of southern and North Caucasian Federal districts. Deputy presidential envoy was appointed in December 2012.

A source close to the Kremlin, said that the post of Deputy envoy Vedernikov supervised the conduct of the youth camp Mashuk North Caucasus Federal district, respectively, he has experience with youth. To review Vedernikov failed.

The most likely candidate

The other candidate, Lieutenant Governor, Nizhegorodskoi region Svatkovsky , rich sports biography.

Who Svatkovsky

Svatkovsky winner of the Olympic games 2000 in modern pentathlon, the repeated champion of Russia, champion of Europe of 1997. He was Director of the organizing Committee for the nomination of Moscow as the capital of the Olympic games 2012 and the organising Committee on promotion of Sochi for the 2014 Olympics. In 2006, a few months after the Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region was the former Vice-mayor of Moscow Valery Shantsev, Svatkovsky was appointed first Deputy Minister and then Minister of investment policy of the region. Since 2010 he is Vice-Governor in charge of social policy.

A source close to the Kremlin said that the sporting past is a big plus for the potential of Rosmolodezh, since it implies a great communicative experience.

A Federal official and a source close to the presidential administration, said that with high probability the youth will lead Svatkovsky — in fact, according to them, behind the scenes, the choice has already been made in his favor. Another Federal official agrees that the favorite — Svatkovsky, but, he stresses, should never be ruled out that the situation will change at the last moment.

He Svatkovsky said to him with a proposal to head the Federal Agency for youth Affairs “no one asked”: “currently my focus is on working in Nizhny Novgorod region: tomorrow take part in a field meeting in the stadium, which is being built in Nizhny Novgorod for the FIFA world Cup football, you plan to visit in Borskiy district, where built school and sports facilities, in the center of attention and the issues of drug supply in Nizhny Novgorod,” — said the official.

To review Vedernikov failed.