News from Russia: Putin dismisses presidential chief of staff Ivanov

13:22 Aug. 12, 2016

Putin dismisses presidential chief of staff Ivanov

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, heads the Security Council meeting in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Sergey Ivanov will become presidential envoy on nature protection activities, ecology, and transport

The Russian president has already explained the sudden reshuffle: Sergey Ivanov asked to transfer him to another post. Vladimir Putin appointed Anton Vaino as the new presidential chief of staff. Earlier Vaino worked as a deputy to Sergey Ivanov. 

Meeting with President Putin, Vaino promised to work closely together with the government. 

Read more Putin reshuffles top officials, merges Crimea with southern federal district

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