Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Sergei Ivanov from his position of Head of Russian Presidential Administration. He appointed Anton Vaino to this position. This was reported by the press service of the head of state.
"The head of state by his decree appointed Anton Vaino to the position of the Head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation, relieving him from his current position," - reads the statement.
He appointed him a presidential envoy for environmental activity, ecology and transport. Putin expressed his respect for the decision of Ivanov to leave his position by his own volition. At the same time Ivanov reserves a seat in Russian Security Council. Vaino also enters the Security Council from now.
Sergei Ivanov supervised the Administration of the head of state since December 2011. From 2008 to December 2011 he served as First Deputy Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister prior to that.
Vaino was Deputy Head of Russian Presidential Administration since May 2012. Prior to that, from 2008 to May 2012, he hold the position of Head of the Russian Presidential Protocol Directorate. He also held the positions of first deputy of the Head of the Russian Presidential Protocol Directorate and the Deputy Chief of the Government Staff.