Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak after returning from Washington will go to the Federation Council, where he will represent the interests of one of the Russian governors. About this “Vedomosti” referring to two close to the presidential administration sources.
As it became known publication, the new post Kislyak needs to after the regional elections in September. Before that, one of the acting as the Governor would have to nominate Ambassador as one of its three senatorial candidates. The newspaper’s source did not specify whose interests it of the 16 taking part in elections of regional leaders will represent Kislyak.
In addition, a person close to the presidential administration, told the newspaper that the FSB General Aleksandr Rakitin will also begin work in the Federation Council: his candidacy will be put forward by the acting head of Karelia, Artur Parfenchikov, said the publication.
Close to the party “United Russia” a source confirmed to the newspaper the planned extension of Rakitin and noted that “the appointment of Senator from Karelia native of FSB increases Parfenchikov, as proof of the confidence of the acting Governor by the President, although Parfenchikov is considered a protege of [Prime Minister Dmitry] Medvedev.”
Also in the Federation Council, according to sources RBC, will pass and the head of Rossotrudnichestvo Lyubov Glebova. She said the two close to the Kremlin interlocutor, will leave his post as head of Department and goes to the upper house of the Parliament of Udmurt Republic.
Sergey Kislyak is a Russian in the USA since 2008. At the end of June his colleague, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul wrote in his Twitter that Kislyak will soon leave the Embassy in Washington. The Russian foreign Ministry, these reports questioned the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called word McFaul it “phantom pain” caused by the fact that he had “failed” the diplomatic career.
A few days after this, the us-Russia business Council has announced a farewell reception in honor Kislyak. On the website of the Council said that the recruitment will be held on July 11.
Than Kislyak will do after I return to Russia, is still unknown, about this debate. Sources of “Kommersant” in may it was reported that following the position of a diplomat may be associated with UN agencies. According to the newspaper, Moscow is ready to nominate its candidate to head the Bureau for the fight against terrorism — the new structure of international organizations. However, this Bureau was later headed by diplomat Vladimir Voronkov.