Olympic champion became a likely candidate for the post of head of...

Olympic champion became a likely candidate for the post of head of Rosmolodezh


Vice-Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region Dmitry Svatkovsky

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The most likely candidate for the post of head of Rosmolodezh, which will be appointed in the near future, is the Vice-Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region, Dmitry Svatkovsky, said the source of RBC

Two candidates

In the near future, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev should appoint the head of the Federal Agency for youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh), told RBC two sources close to the Kremlin. According to sources, the contenders for the post of head of Department in two: a Vice-Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region Dmitry Svatkovsky and zampolpreda of the President in North Caucasus Federal district Mikhail Vedernikov. That candidate Vedernikov considered for the post of head of Rosmolodezh, the previously reported channel “Rain”.

The position of the head Rosmolodezh became vacant after the Agency head Sergei Pospelov was appointed the first Deputy head of the state Duma apparatus. Currently acting head of Rosmolodezh is Alexey Palamarchuk.

The Federal Agency for youth Affairs under the Ministry of education. Thus by the administration of President she oversees the political block of the Kremlin.

A source in the Kremlin told RBC that both candidates were interviewed in the presidential administration and now a solution for Medvedev — the appointment of the head of Rosmolodezh is within its competence.

The government already has the documents on both candidates, said the source close to the Kremlin. In a press-service of the government told RBC that they do not know anything about a report from the Kremlin documents.

Who Vedernikov

Mikhail Vedernikov born in 1975. He was Chairman of the Public youth chamber at legislative Assembly of Leningrad region, the Deputy head of Executive Committee of regional branch of “United Russia” in Leningrad region since 2010 worked in the Department of internal policy of the Kremlin first as adviser of Department of regional policy, then as head of Department on work with regions of southern and North Caucasian Federal districts. Deputy presidential envoy was appointed in December 2012.

A source close to the Kremlin, said that the post of Deputy envoy Vedernikov supervised the conduct of the youth camp Mashuk North Caucasus Federal district, respectively, he has experience with youth. To review Vedernikov, RBC failed.

The most likely candidate

The other candidate, Lieutenant Governor, Nizhegorodskoi region Svatkovsky, rich sports biography.

Who Svatkovsky

Svatkovsky winner of the Olympic games 2000 in modern pentathlon, the repeated champion of Russia, champion of Europe of 1997. He was Director of the organizing Committee for the nomination of Moscow as the capital of the Olympic games 2012 and the organising Committee on promotion of Sochi for the 2014 Olympics. In 2006, a few months after the Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region was the former Vice-mayor of Moscow Valery Shantsev, Svatkovsky was appointed first Deputy Minister and then Minister of investment policy of the region. Since 2010 he is Vice-Governor in charge of social policy.

A source close to the Kremlin said that the sporting past is a big plus for the potential of Rosmolodezh, since it implies a great communicative experience.

Federal official and a source close to the presidential administration, told RBC that with high probability the youth will lead Svatkovsky — in fact, according to them, behind the scenes, the choice has already been made in his favor. Another Federal official agrees that the favorite — Svatkovsky, but, he stresses, should never be ruled out that the situation will change at the last moment.

He Svatkovsky told RBC that it should head Rosmolodezh “nobody came”: “currently my focus is on working in Nizhny Novgorod region: tomorrow take part in a field meeting in the stadium, which is being built in Nizhny Novgorod for the FIFA world Cup football, you plan to visit in Borskiy district, where built school and sports facilities, in the center of attention and the issues of drug supply in Nizhny Novgorod,” — said the official.

Political analyst Konstantin Kalachev believes that the appointment of the new head of Rosmolodezh will be made with an eye on elections in 2018: “At the head of the departments need people with good performing qualities, a distinct lack of personal ambition, able to work with different social environments and interact with a wide range of youth movements”. Before the power, the expert believes, the challenge is to ensure the loyalty of young people, engage them in socially useful activities, so that in 2018, the youth voted for Vladimir Putin.