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Putin Appoints Dyumin Presidential Aide To Focus on Defense Industry

Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed, among others, Alexei Dyumin, the governor of the Tula region, as a presidential aide. “Dyumin, the new presidential aide, will oversee issues of the defense industry, the State Council and will supervise sports in the presidential administration,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said this morning, reported TASS.

Dyumin had been the governor of Tula since 2016, but before that, according to a TASS profile of him, had been head of the Presidential Guard Service, which is responsible for the security Russia’s leadership, from 1996 to 2013. He is a 1994 graduate of the Voronezh Higher Military Engineering School of Radio Electronics and in 2009 he graduated with honors from the Russian Presidential Academy of Public Administration.

In 2013, Dyumin was appointed deputy chief of the General Staff’s Main Directorate. From Dec. 24, 2015 to Feb. 2, 2016, he served as Deputy Defense Minister under Sergey Shoigu. He supervised the departments of construction, housing, property relations, and the expert department of the ministry. He holds the rank of lieutenant general in the Russian armed forces. Dyumin participated when then-Defense Minister Shoigu traveled to Tula at the end of February for meetings with the heads of defense enterprises in the region.

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