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Kremlin reshuffle may be rolled out alongside approval of new cabinet

May 08, 2018, 14:54 UTC+3

The administration members will continue working until a new cabinet of ministers is formed

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Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov

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MOSCOW, May 8. /TASS/. Acting Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov did not rule out that the presidential administration may be reshuffled simultaneously with the approval of a new cabinet of ministers.

"I believe it may be expected in the near future. We will expect the appointment of cabinet members - deputy prime ministers and ministers - after the appointment of the head of the cabinet of ministers, and some appointments to the administration are possible at this time as well," he told reporters.

On May 7, members of the Russian presidential administration who had been appointed to their positions by a president’s order, had left office before Vladimir Putin, who was reelected as Russian president. The administration members will continue working until a new cabinet of ministers is formed.

On his executive orders, the president appoints and dismisses administration members directly subordinated to him. Among them are the administration head, his deputies, the deputy administration head - the presidential press secretary, aide and advisors to the head of state, the head of the presidential protocol, permanent representatives in federal districts and government agencies; the special representative for environmental protection, ecology and transport; the special representative for the development of trade and economic relations with Ukraine and assistants to the president. The head of state also appoints the heads of presidential directorates, the heads of other independent administration units, the secretary of the Russian Security Council and his deputies, as well as aides.

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