Natural Resources Minister appoints former FSB officer as his adviser
Meanwhile, inspections in the structures subordinated to the Ministry are ongoing.
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kobylkin held another appointment and hired former FSB officer Alexander Nozdryukhin as his advisor. Znak.com reports, citing its sources.
According to the interlocutors of the edition, Nozdryukhin will oversee security issues. There is also information that unlike other ministerial advisers, the former silovik is not from Yamal - he previously served in the FSB and "was in charge of the pest control."
One source of the edition believes that the appointment of Nozdryukhin is a sequel of Kobylkin's policy of conducting an extensive audit in the department. So, in early June, the Minister ordered to check the structures subordinate to the department. It will last until July 13 of this year "for coordination and control of activities." The checks are aimed at identifying violations in the sphere of financial and economic activity.
According to experts interviewed by the edition, predecessor of Dmitry Kobylkin Sergey Donskoy did not conduct checks.
Recall that earlier the new Minister held a post of the Governor of Yamal.
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