Timakova, the post of press-Secretary of Medvedev will be replaced by Deputy head of “RIA Novosti” :: Policies :: RBC

Natalia Timakova, the post of press Secretary to the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will replace the first Deputy chief editor MIA “Russia today” Oleg Osipov, told RBC sources

Oleg Osipov

(Photo: Eugene biyatov / RIA Novosti)

The new press-Secretary Dmitry Medvedev will become the first Deputy chief editor MIA “Russia today” Oleg Osipov. About it told RBC two sources close to the government. On the appointment will be announced soon, said both the interlocutor of RBC. Osipov, and Timakova, in addition to the position of press Secretary, will become Deputy chief of the government staff, said Thursday, 6 September, Deputy Prime Minister Konstantin Chuichenko, reports TASS.

Natalia Timakova leaves his post and goes to work in the VEB Bank, RBC reported on 2 July. According to the publication, two Federal officials confirmed a source close to VEB, Timakova decided to change the scope of activities and is considered as a candidate for the post of Chairman and member of the Board of Vnesheconombank, and the transition to the new location is expected in late summer or early autumn.

Natalia Timakova will leave the position of press-Secretary Dmitry Medvedev


According to a Federal official and close to the source of RBC Bank, the responsibility Timakova in his new post may enter projects in the field of culture and development of urban areas.

Natalia Timakova

(Photo: Alexander Miridonov / Kommersant)

Timakova earlier called the information about the job change rumors, VEB declined to comment. Thursday Timakova about his transition to VEB told personally. “At the moment I’m finishing up negotiations with the VEB, where are going to go”, — quotes its “Interfax”.

A graduate of the philosophical faculty of Moscow state University Timakova worked as a journalist in “Moskovsky Komsomolets”, “Kommersant” and “Interfax”. It is one of the authors of the book “first person. Conversations with Vladimir Putin”, published before the presidential election of 2000. In 1999, Timakova became acting press Secretary to the Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, in 2000, after his election as President, was appointed Deputy head of the press service of the President, and in 2004 has headed it.

Good relations with Medvedev at Timakova was developed during his work as the head of the presidential administration (2003-2005), told earlier sources RBC. In 2005, Medvedev was appointed Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the implementation of the national projects, Timakova was responsible for the media support of its activities, continuing the work in the Kremlin.

In 2008, after the election of President Medvedev, Timakova became his press Secretary, and in 2012 went with him in government as press Secretary- a Deputy head of the government apparatus.

The interlocutor of Kommersant in the Kremlin in 2007, was named one of the approximate Timakova to Medvedev and said that she was in charge in the Kremlin, the project “successor” for two years before the nomination of Medvedev for the presidency.

Osipov was born in 1978. After graduating from the Institute of countries of Asia and Africa at Moscow state University, he became a correspondent (later a special correspondent) RIA “News”. In 2007 he went to work in the “RIA Novosti”, four years later became head of the United editorial office of the news Agency. From 2015, a first Deputy of the editor-in-chief of Agency “Russia today”, which included “RIA Novosti”.

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