Kirienko leaves Rosatom to join Presidential Administration

06 October 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Rosatom director-general Sergey Kirienko as first deputy head of the Presidential Administration with immediate effect. In charge of the Russian state nuclear corporation since December 2007, Kirienko has been replaced by Alexey Likhachov, deputy minister of economic development and trade since 2010.

The changes were made by presidential decrees that Putin issued yesterday, which included removing Vyacheslav Volodin from the post of deputy head of the Presidential Administration, which is the executive office of the Russian president.

Before becoming the head of Rosatom, Kirienko led the Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency for two years. His political career began in 1997, when he became deputy minister of fuel and energy. In March-August 1998, he was Russian Prime Minister under President Boris Yeltsin.

Born in the same year of 1962, Kirienko and Likhachov have similar academic backgrounds. Kirienko graduated from the Gorky Institute of Water Transport in 1984 and received a degree in Finance and Banking from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy in 1993. Likhachov graduated from Gorky University's radio-physical faculty in 1985 and then from Nizhny Novgorod State University's economy faculty in 1998.

From 1986 to 1990, Kirienko was a foreman at the Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard, while from 1985 to 1987, Likhachov was an engineer at the Gorky research instrument-making institute.

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