Rogozin to become Plenipotentiary Representative of the President for the Central Federal District
Alexey Gordeev, who now holds this post, is to become the vice-premier on agriculture issues.
Dmitry Rogozin may be appointed to the post of Plenipotentiary Representative of the President for the Central Federal District. Vedomosti reports this concerning two sources in the government.
Earlier it was reported that Rogozin, who was in charge of the defense industry was not included in the list of candidates for deputy prime minister post.
Now the post of the Plenipotentiary of the Central Federal District is occupied by Alexey Gordeev, he was appointed in December 2017, and before that, in March 2009 he was in charge of the Voronezh region. From August 1999 to February 2009, Gordeev served as the Head of the Ministry of Agriculture.
According to RBC sources, Gordeev's candidacy has already been proposed for the post of vice-premier for agriculture by Chairman of the Government Dmitry Medvedev.
As for Rogozin, Yuri Borisov, Deputy Head of the Russian Defense Ministry, will be in charge of the defense industry. His last name, unlike Rogozin's one, was included in the list of candidates for deputy prime ministers drawn up by Medvedev.
Also, Mikhail Babich, Plenipotentiary in the Privolzhsky district, may get a new appointment, as three sources close to the Kremlin state. According to one of the interlocutors of the edition, the official may become Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, overseeing the regions. Another source of Vedomosti indicates that Babich could replace Yuri Borisov and obtain the post of Deputy Minister of Defense.
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.