Likely candidate for the post of head of the Federation Council Committee is the St. Petersburg Senator, the Chairman of the Committee on economic policy Andrey Kutepov. About it writes “Kommersant” with reference to sources in the upper house of Parliament in the Kremlin.
“This is an obvious and logical option,” — said the publication. In the Kremlin, at the same time, said that Kutepov is “another son of Mrs. (Valentina) Matviyenko [Federation Council Chairman. —]”.
He Kutepov in conversation with the publication noted that is not able to assess how his candidacy meets the requirements of the Federation Council. “The choice will fall on someone who will be able to carry the burden of responsibility for this important Committee, who will surrender the work completely. The main thing that people were worthy,” said he.
The source in the Federation Council argues that for this post “actively fighting” Senator Elena Mizulina, head of the Committee also wished the widow of the first mayor of St. Petersburg Anatoly Sobchak and Lyudmila Narusova, but both of them are not members of the Committee.
In a press-service Mizulina said that they “knew nothing” about the possible appointment of Senator to the new position. At the same time, a source in the Kremlin has expressed doubts about the fact that she can lead the Committee.
The publication notes that Kutepov has worked in the St. Petersburg structures of the office of the President and was in charge of the Kremlin construction in St. Petersburg. During the governorship of the city Valentina Matvienko he was the head of the Primorsky district. After that went to work in the Federation Council.
Previous Chapter Committee, Vadim Tulpanov — died in St. Petersburg on 4 April from injuries, which, according to the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR), he got slipped on the floor in the “Wellness centre in the Kirov district” of the city. By words a press-the Secretary of the deceased Senator, the cause of death group was heart failure. Sources “Interfax” and “Fontanka” they say that Tulips slipped in “the bath and hit his head.” The interlocutor of Agency has specified that the Senator received a “fracture of the skull base”.