Krasnodar, 8 June – Yug Times. President Putin is the only person who knows the answer to the question whether or not Aleksandr Tkachev will become a Plenipotentiary. It is hard to guess Putin’s staff politics, however the arguments and logics of his new appointments have always been clear. ExMinister, as a loyal and well built-in officer should give his consent to any appointment offered by President.
What will Aleksandr Tkachev’s further career be?
As soon as Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev presented the new staff of his Cabinet of Ministers without Minister of Agriculture Aleksandr Tkachev, all mass media began to unanimously predict that he would soon be appointed the Presidential Plenipotentiary in the Southern Federal District.
Two weeks have passed since then, but nothing is known about any new appointment reserved for the ex-Minister. The Kremlin may be pondering over the pros and contras of such ‘castling’ – there is the status and 11 years of Vladimir Ustinov’s work as the Plenipotentiary on one scale versus a possible expansion of Tkachev’s family company “Agrocomplex” due to his possible new appointment.
It looks quite probable that Vladimir Ustinov may very soon retire or be appointed a Senator, which would also be a kind of ‘honorary retirement’. At the same time, the appointment of Aleksandr Tkachev, known as an active and purposeful figure, to the honorary but really unimportant role of the Plenipotentiary seems questionable – why should President Putin be dissipating his use-proven staff in such way?
Meanwhile, a number of experts are joking that it is only in Krasnodar, where Tkachev comes from, and Rostov-onDon, the seat of the Southern Federal District’s Plenipotentiary, where people are discussing the ‘castling’ – nothing is being heard of it in Moscow. So, Tkachev, ex-Governor and ex-Minister, may absolutely quit his governmental office and return to his family megabusiness, where he began his career as a plain heating engineer at the Vyselki Fodder Mill.
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