… Became the youngest candidate to the Board of Directors of “Gazprom”

According to the newspaper “Vedomosti” with reference to the three Federal officials and the person close to shareholders of “Gazprom”, . may be nominated as a member of the Board of Directors of gas holding. The list is still compiled in Rosimushchestvo, and then will be discussed in the presidential administration.

Information about the nomination. confirmed a source in one of Federal departments. According to him, the predecessor of the current Minister Alexei Ulyukayev is not involved in the meetings of the management of the gas holding since house arrest because he can not including use of means of communication.

The interlocutor of “Vedomosti” noted that the government is very important to have two officials in the Board of Directors of “Gazprom”, including it is very important to have the Minister of economic development.

If elected to the Board of Directors. … will become the youngest member of the Board of Directors of “Gazprom”. The current Minister of economic development for 34 years.

A source in one of Federal agencies said that the speaker is not involved in boards of Directors since house arrest: he can’t attend in person, also it is forbidden to use means of communication.

The press-Secretary of Minekonomrazvitia Elena laskina declined to comment, answering the question. The representative of “Gazprom” did not respond to a request.

Ex-economic development Minister Ulyukayev was detained at night on November 15. According to TFR, the Minister was caught red-handed when receiving a bribe of $2 million (over 130 million); the representatives of “Rosneft”. The money, according to investigators, the ex-Minister extorted for the positive conclusion of Ministry of economic development concerning the purchase of Rosneft shares of the company “Bashneft”, owned by the state (50.8 per cent). The speaker forced the representatives of state-owned companies to the deal, threatening to impede its activities.