Yakunin quits as head of 'Russian Railways'

Yakunin quits as head of 'Russian Railways'

The president of the company 'Russian Railways', Vladimir Yakunin, he confirmed that he is leaving his post.

"Yes, it's true. After the elections, I plan to leave the post," he said, answering a question from Forbes magazine as tiw whether he is going to agree to become a senator from the Kaliningrad region and leave the post of President of Russian Railways.

The Acting Governor of Kaliningrad region, a member of United Russia party, Nikolai Tsukanov, proposed Yakunin's candidacy.

According to the Kaliningrad regional election committee, the president of RZD will replace the incumbent head of the group for the organization of labor protection and industrial safety of 'Gazprom fleet', Pavel Kretov, in the list of candidates for senators. Mayor of Kaliningrad Alexander Yaroshuk and Senator Oleg Tkach also entered the list of candidates for senators of the Federation Council from the Kaliningrad region, Gazeta.ru recalls.