The FT reported about the possible appointment of Kudrin to the presidential administration
On the eve of the inauguration, which will take place on 7 may, Russian President Vladimir Putin has considered the possibility of appointing former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin at a high post, the Financial Times reports, citing sources.
“The most likely scenario will be the appointment of Kudrin to the post in the presidential administration. His position may sound like, for example, the representative of the President for international economic cooperation”, — said the source publication.
According to the newspaper, a similar appointment in the West could be considered a signal of Putin’s willingness to dialogue.
“If Kudrin joined the administration or the government, it would demonstrate that they agreed on a specific programme of change, including in foreign policy, because without changes in the external policy in Russia is simply impossible reforms”, — quotes Agency the words of the economist Evgeny Gontmakher.
According to him, “Kudrin is the only representative of the upper echelons, which will speak to the West and to whom there is a trust.”
According to a source in the presidential administration, the negotiations on this issue are still ongoing. It’s also possible that Kudrin will be appointed Deputy Prime Minister.
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