Medvedev fired izbivshego the Russian Academy of Sciences, Deputy Minister of education

Alexey Lopatin

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Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed the Deputy Minister of education and science Alexey Lopatin, who is part of the RAS. Earlier Vladimir Putin has dismissed four officials for violation of the prohibition to be elected in academics

Dismissal at own will the Deputy head of the Ministry of education and science Alexey Lopatin, who is part of the Russian Academy of science (RAS), announced on Monday, November 28, the press service of the government, reports TASS.

Lopatin will continue to engage in research activities, “he wished them success in further work”, said Medvedev’s press Secretary Natalya Timakova.

Earlier on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about the dismissal of four izbrauksana in the Academy officials. We are talking about the head of the Department of registration and archival funds of FSB of Vasily Hristoforova, the Deputy Manager of the President Konstantin Kotenko, the head of the main military medical Directorate of the defense Ministry Alexander Fisun, Deputy interior Minister Alexander Savenkov.

The dismissal of officials followed Putin’s statement that civil servants who became academics in spite of his ban, can be dismissed.

After it became known about the presidential decree, reporters asked the press Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov, why Lopatin was relieved of his duties along with other dignitaries. Peskov said that the personnel issue in relation to zamglavy the Ministry of education is the responsibility of the head of the government.

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