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Shvydkoy asked to post as minister of culture?

August 3 2005

In the press leaked information about the alleged shifts in the Russian government. Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography, may soon be disbanded, and its head Mikhail Shvydkoi will be dismissed, as well as current Minister of Culture Alexander Sokolov. The main candidate for the seat Culture Minister - Sergei Yastrzhembsky.

Today, surrounded by Russian presidential aide declined to comment on this information.

Officials noted that the "confirmation of this information is not available", and the Sergei Yastrzhembsky is now on vacation.

The agency said the Cinematography: "The Agency does not hold any official announcement about this. And we do not comment on rumors. "

Declined to comment, and the Ministry of Culture. Referring in particular to the fact that the head of department is currently on a business trip.

Observers believe that it is possible, the permutation, which was rumored earlier, also connected with the recent dispute between Shvydkoi and Sokolov. Minister accused his predecessor, that "at all levels of the Ministry of Culture in Shvydkoi, and now the agency for culture thrives at all levels of bribery." The case came to trial, according to NTV.

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