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In September of this year in the government discussed the candidates for the post of Minister of economic development, found “Kommersant”

All three candidates for the post of head of economic development, which was announced on the eve RNS — presidential aide Andrei Belousov, first Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Ksenia Yudaeva first Deputy head of the government apparatus Maxim Akimov was negotiated in September 2016, before versus Alexei Ulyukayev was prosecuted and he was dismissed in connection with loss of trust. On Tuesday, November 22, reported “Kommersant” with reference to sources.

According to them, all three of them consider the post of Minister of economic development as the reduction of its capacity and reduction.

Other message sources associated with the possible transition in the Ministry of economy Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich with a simultaneous increase of the Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov to the position of Deputy Prime Minister and the transfer of his powers Dvorkovich.

“Kommersant” notes that both message sources “unverifiable”.

On the eve of RNS citing a source in the Ministry of economic development, Federal officials and another source familiar with the discussions, reported that the shortlist of candidates for the post of the head of Department, released after the arrest and dismissal of the speaker, “generally formed.” According to interlocutors of the edition, it includes presidential aide Andrei Belousov, head of Ministry of economic development from 2012 to 2013, the first Deputy head of the government apparatus Maxim Akimov and zamglavy of the Central Bank Ksenia Yudaeva.

The sources also said that the head of Ministry of economic development offered the head of the Center for strategic research Alexei Kudrin, but he refused.

About the detention of Alexei Ulyukayev became known on the night of November 15. The next day, the Basmanny court sent a Minister under house arrest on charges of extortion and receiving a bribe of $2 million from Rosneft for a positive decision on the privatization of shares of “Bashneft”.

On the same day, 15 November the President of Russia Vladimir Putin took Ulyukayev as head of Minekonomrazvitiya in connection with loss of trust. Acting head of Department was appointed Yevgeny Yelin.

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