First Deputy PM ahead of President’s inauguration: “I’m ready to work where Putin will say"
According to the First Deputy Prime Minister, he will be looking forward to any post that Vladimir Putin will offer to him.
First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov says that he will be looking forward to any post that Vladimir Putin will offer to him. He comments on reports that he might not join the new government, RBC reports.
At a meeting with journalists, Shuvalov answers the question whether he will continue to work in the government or switch up his activity. First Deputy Prime Minister says that he "is ready to work where the President will say."
Previously, the Dozhd television channel stated with reference to its sources that the Kremlin is discussing the possible resignation of Shuvalov from his post. According to sources of the channel, Shuvalov could take another public position, get into the Moscow State University or run a business. Vedomosti also reported about the possible resignation of the First Deputy Prime Minister.
The current government of the Russian Federation will return the seals on the day of the President's inauguration - May 7. Vladimir Putin will announce a new Cabinet of Ministers within a few weeks after this event. As a rule, after the inauguration of the President, some officials change their jobs.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting with head of the Center for Strategic Research (CSR) Alexei Kudrin that he "does not know anything" about the fate of the Cabinet of Ministers. He gave no answer to the question whether he received an offer to enter the government.
Head of Rostec Sergey Chemezov and Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin spoke earlier of their unwillingness to work in the government.
Major general Igor Vasiliev, Head of the Engineering Support Service of the Federal Protection Service (FPS), and lieutenant general Ulitin subordinate to him are currently in the middle of a scandal. However, it is unlikely that they lose their posts. Reportedly, the two generals are just the tip of the huge corruption iceberg in the law enforcement structures. This is not the first embezzlement episode in their careers.