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KOMSOMOLSK-ON-AMUR, October 23 (Itar-Tass) - Anna Popova is appointed as acting head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Protection of Consumer Rights and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor). Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed the decree to this effect, Russian prime minister’s spokesperson Natalya Timakova said.
Gennady Onishchenko is relieved from the post of the Rospotrebnadzor head over the expiry of a one-year contract concluded with him upon reaching the age of 60 years.
“Concluding this contract right a year ago Prime Minister Medvedev proposed to Gennady Onishchenko to move to the post of an aide of the prime minister in the government’s staff upon the expiry of this contract,” Timakova added. “Medvedev also signed the specific resolution to relieve Onishchenko from the post of the Rospotrebnadzor head and appoint him as aide to the prime minister,” she added.
Timakova noted that Anna Popova is appointed as acting head of the Russian consumer rights watchdog. “The final decision on a candidacy of the head of this agency will be taken later,” the spokesperson added.