Friday, November 24, 2017

Anatoly Gredin resigns as Sverdlovsk prime minister

Anatoly Gredin, the prime minister of the Sverdlovsk region, announced his retirement with a letter of resignation last week.

Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Vlasov Gredin will be the acting head until a successor is named, URA.ru reports.

A possible replacement is thought to be the current governor's chief of staff Sergei Zyryanov.

Gredin, who was named prime minister in December 2009, was the former first deputy head of Sverdlovsk Region Government and minister of industry and science.

Gredin started working at Sverdlovsk Region Railways in 1978 as a Ugleuralskaya station duty officer and was then promoted to switching dispatcher and chief engineer, head of the Chusovskaya station, department director of the Chusovskoye division, first deputy head of division, deputy head of road and head of operations division.

From 1997 to 2007, Gredin was the first deputy head of Sverdlovsk Region Railways, and was later appointed deputy to the region's Minister for Industry and Science Viktor Koksharov in July 2007.

In May 2008, Gredin was promoted to the position of first deputy head of the Sverdlovsk Region Government for maintenance and minister of industry and science, replacing Vladimir Molchanov.