In the near future the President of Russia Vladimir Putin will sign a decree on the appointment of Sergei Naryshkin to the post of head of the foreign intelligence Service of the country (SVR). This was stated press Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov, reports TASS.
Vladimir Putin said this during the meeting with Naryshkin himself, and with the current SVR Director Mikhail Fradkov. «At a meeting with Naryshkin and Fradkov, Putin invited Naryshkin to head the SVR,» — said Peskov.
According to the representative of the Kremlin, «Putin expressed hope that voters who voted in the recent elections for Naryshkin, will be sympathetic to the fact that he will have to surrender his mandate, noting that the mandate also means agreeing with the direction on such an important piece of work».
However, Peskov said that Fradkov in the near future will be nominated for the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Russian Railways, who now is Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, reports «Interfax». «The President gave a high assessment to the activities of this service (SVR — approx. ed.), especially in the context of the current international situation, over the years that it was headed by Fradkov, thanking him for this work», — said the press-Secretary of Vladimir Putin.
Sergey Naryshkin from 12 may 2008 to 20 December 2011 he was head of the presidential administration of Russia. In December 2011 he was elected Deputy of the state Duma under the list of «United Russia» from Leningrad region. In the same month became the speaker of the lower house of Parliament.
Mikhail Fradkov is the head of the SVR since 2007. Earlier, on 5 March 2004 to 12 September 2007, he was Prime Minister.