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MOSCOW, October 22 (Itar-Tass) - No resolution was issued to dismiss head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Protection of Consumer Rights and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) Gennady Onishchenko, it is within the authority of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev whether Onishchenko will stay at the post of the head of the service or another candidate will be appointed at the post, Russian prime minister’s spokeswoman Natalya Timakova said from Beijing by phone on Tuesday.
“A resolution over the dismissal of Onishchenko is not signed. No document to this effect exists,” she said, noting that Onishchenko had actually expired the term of tenure on the public service.
“The decision whether he will stay at this post or another candidate will be appointed at the post is within the authority of the prime minister,” Natalya Timakova stated.