NOVO-OGARYOVO, March 12 (Itar-Tass) – Presidential aide Elvira Nabiullina on Tuesday asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to appoint Sergei Ignatyev, the incumbent Central Bank chairman, as her adviser if she becomes the bank’s new chief.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that he intended to propose presidential aide Elvira Nabiullina, Russia’s former minister of economic development, as candidate to the post of Central Bank chief.
“I am planning to propose the candidacy of Elvira Nabiullina to the post of Central Bank chief,” Putin said at a meeting with Ignatyev on Tuesday. His term of office expires on June 24.
Putin said that Nabiullina had all the necessary knowledge and experience required for the post.
In the meantime, he thanked Sergei Ignatyev for his work in the capacity of the Central Bank chairman and said he would commend him contribution to the strengthening of the Russian fiscal system with a state award.
“I would like to thank you for your work. It was interesting and useful for me to work with you. Your professionalism and persistence shown during your work have radically changed and strengthened the country’s fiscal system,” Putin said at a meeting with Sergei Ignatyev and Elvira Nabiullina on Tuesday.
“We managed to get through the crisis years, the most difficult and dangerous for our economy, with minimal losses thanks, among other things, to your contribution. It will certainly be marked by a state award,” Putin told Ignatyev.