Gryzlov can head the Board of Trustees for election at the Kremlin

Gryzlov looking for a new place

The Board of Trustees of the new Fund which is created under the auspices of the political block of the Kremlin, will be headed by the Chairman of the Supreme Council of “United Russia”, ex-speaker of the state Duma Boris Gryzlov, said three sources close to the presidential administration.

The Fund, as told earlier sources , will be engaged in elections in the regions. We are talking about analytical support campaigns and their monitoring, Advisory services, told a source close to the Kremlin.

The Fund is created under the direct supervision of the Deputy chief of Department of internal policy (Ohr) Kremlin Alexander Kharichev responsible for elections in the region. Prior to joining the administration of President Kharichev headed management on work with regions of Rosatom state Corporation.

Boris Gryzlov since November 2012, he was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of state Corporation “Rosatom”, which was then headed by Sergei Kiriyenko. In December 2016, Gryzlov was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporation “Tactical missiles”, and the head of the Supervisory Board of “Rosatom” became Kiriyenko, had already held the post of first Deputy head of the Kremlin administration responsible for the political unit. Gryzlov remained an ordinary member of the Supervisory Board of “Rosatom”.

The issue of the appointment of Gryzlov has not yet been resolved, the documents about registration of the new Fund are not sent to the justice Ministry, said a source close to the Kremlin, and the Federal official.

A different attitude

With the arrival of the team Kiriyenko in the Kremlin in the internal political unit changed attitude to Gryzlov, says a Federal official: “If earlier (with Volodin) his name was not mentioned at all, it is now quite often are heard talking in the context of possible interaction with him.”

The discussion of the candidacy Gryzlov as head of the Board of Trustees of the new Kremlin Fund demonstrates that the ex-speaker of the state Duma and his people previously written off, says the political scientist Vitaly Ivanov. “If you remember the story, Gryzlov and Sergei Kiriyenko, and especially their teams are always well worked. Perhaps Gryzlov is not the strongest ally, but not the weak,” — says the expert.

The former first Deputy head of the Kremlin administration Vyacheslav Volodin is also created funds. The Foundation for civil society development (Fcsd) is headed by the former head of the Department of internal policy Konstantin Kostin was engaged in information and analytical support of activities of the political block of the Kremlin: published reports on the regional elections, and let the efficiency rating of governors.

Another Fund, the Institute for socioeconomic and political studies (ISSI) headed close to Volodin is a political scientist Dmitry Badovsky, responsible for the work with the expert community, preparing closed analytical materials on various issues, and also issued a number of public products.

The creation of think tanks working for the Kremlin, is not a new phenomenon in Russian politics. The main think tank as the Deputy head of the presidential administration Vladislav Surkov was considered the effective policy Foundation Gleb Pavlovsky.