Mr. Butsayev’s colleagues from the Moscow region government call him an “experienced professional” in attracting investments: “In less than seven years, what he did with the amount of attracted investments, including from abroad, can hardly be compared with anyone else.”
The press service of the government, “Kommersant” reported that the decision to appoint the head of the “Russian environmental operator” has not yet been made - for this position are considered several candidates, among whom are Mr. Butsaev. To announce the appointment, clarified in the White House, today is not planned. In the office of Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeev, they do not comment on this issue. Denis Butsayev himself also declined to comment.
A Kommersant interviewee close to the Ministry of Natural Resources says that the prosecutor general’s son, Igor Chaika, was in favor of appointing Mr. Butsaev to this post. According to Kartoteka.ru, Mr. Chaika Jr. owns LLC Charter, which is chosen as a regional operator in a number of regions.
Another probable candidate for the head of the operator sources “Kommersant” in the Ministry of Environment called businessman Vadim Ishutin (see “Kommersant” on January 15) - his candidacy, according to “Kommersant”, was supported by the staff of Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev. Mr. Ishutin is known for working in Voronezh with the then governor, and now the profile deputy prime minister, Alexei Gordeyev, and deputy head of the ministry, Vladimir Loginov, who oversees the waste management industry. Seriously negatively on the chances of Mr. Ishutin to take the position could affect the activity of the security forces against his colleagues in Voronezh. Last week, law enforcement officers detained Voronezh deputy Ruslan Kochetov, who was associated with a businessman on several business projects. After that, according to “Kommersant”, Mr. Ishutin left Russia.