Former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin may soon receive a high post as an official, the Financial Times reported .
As it became known to journalists, Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to appoint Kudrin to be responsible for the country’s economic strategy and its interaction with Europe and the United States.
The publication notes that this step may be a signal for the West that Russia is ready to make compromises. Most likely the ex-minister will get a post in the presidential administration or become a vice-prime minister.
Earlier Kudrin stated that he was ready to help the new Russian government, but only if it was not limited to “half measures in its activities.”
Kudrin is largely criticised for promoting privatisation of state assets.