Medvedev dismisses presidential envoy in Northwest Federal District

MOSCOW, Sep 6 (PRIME) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed the presidential envoy in the Northwest Federal District Ilya Klebanov, who has occupied this post for the last eight years, the Kremlins press service said Tuesday, RIA Novosti reported.

No reasons for the dismissal were provided.

Medvedev replaced Klebanov with Nikolai Vinnichenko, the presidential envoy in the Urals Federal District. Prior to this, Vinnichenko headed the Federal Bailiff Service.

Vinnichenko was replaced by Yevgeny Kuivashev, a former mayor of the city of Tyumen. Earlier, Kuivashev occupied the position of a deputy director of the Moscow branch of the bailiff service.

Moreover, Medvedev appointed Oleg Govorun to the position of presidential envoy in the Central Federal District. The move followed the recent appointment of the districts former presidential envoy, Georgy Poltavchenko, as the governor of the city of St. Petersburg.


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