Kremlin adviser for international affairs Yuri Ushakov, will leave his post after four years and will be replaced by Dmitri Peskov, the current spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports Kommersant.

Yuri Ushakov, aged 69, to be appointed ambassador in a European country, says a source quoted by Kommersant. He held this position in the past, the OSCE representative in Russia during 1996-1998 and Russia’s ambassador to the US in 1998-2008. During President Dmitry Medvedev’s mandate in 2008-2012, Ushakov has secured the post of deputy head of the Russian Presidential Administration.

The new adviser for international affairs of Putin, Dmitry Peskov, aged 48, is a career diplomat graduate of the History Faculty of Moscow State University.

In turn, Dmitry Peskov will be replaced in the post by Andrei Denisov, Russia’s current ambassador to China.

Putin carried out this year a large rotating frame. He ordered in the spring the setting of the National Guard and called on its leadership on his former bodyguard Viktor Zolotov, promoted in early August as head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian discreet diplomat and civil servant Anton Vaino, the site of the former KGB Sergei Ivanov .

At the same time, Putin transferred at the end of September the President of the Duma State (lower house of Russian parliament) Sergei Naryshkin, at the leadership of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), in its place being named deputy head of the Russian presidential administration Vyacheslav Volodin.

Putin intends to bring such results to a new generation of ‘siloviki’ in the context of preparation for obtaining the fourth term as president in the elections of 2018.

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