MOSCOW, November 30. /TASS/. Russia’s Federation Council (upper house of the parliament) may approve a new Head of the Accounts Chamber on December 14, a source with knowledge of the situation told TASS on Wednesday. Prior to the appointment the duties of the head of Accounts Chamber are performed by deputy head Galina Izotova in accordance with the law.
"It (the approval of the new head of the Accounts Chamber - TASS) is highly likely to happen on December 14," the source said.
The plenary meeting of the Federation Council is scheduled for December 14.
Earlier on Wednesday Russia’s Federation Council (upper house of the parliament) dismissed Alexey Kudrin from his post as Head of the Accounts Chamber, cutting short his tenure.
On Tuesday, the relevant Committee of the Federation Council on the Budget and Financial Markets unanimously recommended that the upper house dismiss Kudrin from his position, terminating his tenure early. A respective proposal by Russian President Vladimir Putin was also received by the Federation Council on Tuesday.
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee Sergey Ivanov who represents the Federation Council in the Accounts Chamber, explained to TASS earlier that the relevant Committee of the Federation Council on the Budget and Financial Markets might compile a list of candidates to head the Accounts Chamber in the first half of December and submit it to the Russian president.
According to the amendments made to the Russian Constitution in July 2020, the Federation Council is responsible for appointing and dismissing the head of the Accounts Chamber (earlier it was the State Duma’s authority). Kudrin has served as the head of the Russian Accounts Chamber since 2018. A source told TASS earlier that he might join Yandex in the near future.