Igor Shuvalov may head Vnesheconombank
There is no official confirmation of this information yet.
Former Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov may head Vnesheconombank, The Bell writes, citing several sources.
In particular, as an official of one of the relevant ministries tells the edition, Shuvalov received such an offer from Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 20. According to the interlocutor, the official agreed.
Another source claims that the official appointment of Shuvalov will be announced on May 22. However, the third interlocutor does not confirm this information, noting that the decision has not been made yet, as there is no "signed paper."
Press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on the information about the appointment of Shuvalov. "We never discuss personnel issues," the Kremlin press attaché says.
Igor Shuvalov has served as first vice-premier for ten years. He did not go into the cabinet formed after the presidential elections. As Dozhd previously reported, the former official could take charge of the Moscow State University, head Rusnano or the Central Bank.
For several days now, the minds of the public in St. Petersburg are occupied with one piece of news – Lieutenant-General Umnov, head of the Main Directorate of the MIA for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, leaves his post and sets off for a promotion to Moscow. Sergey Umnov is allegedly designated for the position of deputy minister of the MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev. However, on the sidelines of the ministry they expect not a promotion for the Petersburg general, but an honorable resignation with the consequent loss of political weight.