The Russian Government have not yet considered privatization of the entire oil sector in the coming years, Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters commenting on ex-Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin saying that all state-owned companies in this sector should be privatized in the next 7-8 years.
"This is Kudrin's well-known expert point of view, he defends it reasonably enough. There are other opinions as well. However, as far as I know, the Government has no such plans yet," TASS cited Peskov as saying.
Head of Russia’s Center for Strategic Research (CSR) and ex-Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2017) earlier that Russia’s oil sector should be fully privatized within the next 7-8 years.