Mikhail Putin, deputy chairman of the SOGAZ board and cousin nephew of Russian President Vladimir Putin, may become a new board member of Gazprom. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Mikhail Putin is a "distant relative" of Vladimir Putin, but "they do not actually communicate." As part of the board of Gazprom, Mikhail Putin may take the post of deputy chairman of the board on the economic part, which is vacant after the death of Alexander Kozlov last year.
The Board of Directors of Gazprom, as it follows from the company's report, today considered the issue with the agenda "About ME Putin." As "Interfax" notes, such a wording always accompanies the questions about personnel decisions. According to the interlocutors of "Kommersant" in the industry, it is about Mikhail Putin, who is the cousin's nephew of Russian President Vladimir Putin and now holds the post of deputy chairman of SOGAZ. Before joining SOGAZ, in 2004-2007, Mikhail Putin, a physician by training, headed the medical department of Gazprom.
Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Mikhail Putin "really is a distant relative of the president." "I do not know that they have any kind of communication, that is, in fact they do not communicate. But there is indeed a distant relationship, "said Mr. Peskov.
Mikhail Putin, most likely, will take the position of the deputy chairman of the board of Gazprom on the economic side - this is now the only vacant position in the company's board. Previously, her long years, since 2005, was occupied by Alexander Kozlov, who died in December 2017.