30 Nov 2022 10:43

Federation Council relieves Kudrin of duties as Russian Accounts Chamber head

MOSCOW. Nov 30 (Interfax) - The Federation Council voted on Wednesday for the early relief of duties of Alexei Kudrin as the head of the Russian Accounts Chamber.

The Federation Council thus granted the motion submitted by the Russian president on Tuesday.

Kudrin said on Tuesday he had tendered his resignation to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"I have been a public servant for about 25 years. Now, I would like to focus on big projects associated with the development of private initiatives in the broad sense of the word but at the same time having a significant effect on people. Therefore, I resign as the Accounts Chamber chairman and have submitted a respective letter to the Russian president in due process," Kudrin said on Telegram.

There is officially unconfirmed information that Kudrin will take a position in a new entity created by Yandex , which is set for restructuring and division into Russian and foreign branches. A number of sources told Interfax that the position of board of directors chairman in the Russian division of Yandex had been discussed with Kudrin.

Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said she was hoping that news regarding the upper chamber of the Russian parliament would be seen in the Yandex top more often after Kudrin takes the new job.

"Thank you, Alexei Leonidovich, we are hoping that on your watch the Federation Council will appear in the Yandex top more often with the important statements we make. We wish you success on the new position," Matviyenko said at the Federation Council meeting after Kudrin was relieved of duty as Accounts Chamber head.

It is also unknown who will replace Kudrin as Accounts Chamber head.