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Six Penza residents enter "Staff reserve 2.0" according to "Petersburg policy"

14:49 | 10.10.2017 | Politics

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Penza, 10 October 2017. PenzaNews. Analysts of the foundation "Petersburg policy" included six representatives of the Penza region – those who had been born in the region or had built a career here – in the review "Staff reserve 2.0", which included politicians, officials, and public figures born in 1970s – 1980s, who were potentially capable of forming the backbone for key positions in the Russian authorities for the next year.

Six Penza residents enter "Staff reserve 2.0" according to "Petersburg policy"

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The list of such persons was structured by year of birth and within respective groups – by an expert assessment of potential for career success taking into account the previous positions occupied by the person, current status, and date of appointment for the present position as well as by the number of references in open sources about possible further promotion.

Among the persons born 1982, the third place after the Minister of Economic Development of Russia Maxim Oreshkin and the head of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation Nikolai Nikiforov is occupied by the native Penza, Ombudsman for Children's Rights Anna Kuznetsova, who is also the chairman of the association of family protection organizations under the Public Chamber of the country.

Anna Kuznetsova

The Minister of Economy of the Penza region Sergei Kapralov also entered the group of those born 1981 occupying the 9th position. It is noted, in particular, that the official has experience of working in the United Russia party.

Sergei Kapralov

In the same group, the tenth position belongs to the deputy head of the office – the head of the department of civil service and state service personnel of the Penza region Igor Balashov, whose biography could not be found by analysts – as well as such data of other officials, it was not available on the official website of the state authorities.

Igor Balashov

It was stated, however, that Sergei Kapralov and Igor Balashov had previously been included in the management reserve under the patronage of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The reserve also includes Alexei Panin, acting head of the governor’s staff, head of the Penza region gubernatorial operation office. He occupies the 19th position in the group of candidates for high posts born 1980. However, data about his work experience are also unavailable.

Alexei Panin

Oleg Melnichenko, who had worked as the assistant Presidential envoy in the Volga Federal District in the recent years, in September 2017 was elected a member of the Federation Council of Russia – representative of the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region, thus occupied the 12th position among promising politicians of 1973 year of birth.

Oleg Melnichenko

Another senator from the Penza region Alexei Dmitrienko, who was one year older, occupied the 23rd position within a corresponding group.

Alexei Dmitrienko

As noted in a commentary to the review, in 2017 the main task was to rejuvenate the management corps as such beyond a clear link to their professional and personal background.

"The trend towards rejuvenation has been actively popularized by the authorities as the most important – and sometimes key – argument justifying the personnel appointment. The idea that it was rejuvenation of staff that was responsible for the public request for renovation of politics and power started to form. All this noticeably heated up the expectations of rejuvenation – or, using Ravazan Abdulatipov's expression, "the planting of greenery in the staff" – as a key trend in 2017-2018 appointments," is stated in the text.

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