Staunton, January 28 – Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko will serve as curator for nationality policy in the new Russian government according to the division of responsibilities announced by new Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin (government.ru/gov/responsibilities/). He replaces Vitaly Mutko in that capacity.
Curiously, Chernyshenko, like Mutko, was deeply involved with the Sochi Olympiad. Mutko, of course, became notorious for his involvement in the Russian doping scandal. Chernyshenko in contrast was head of the Sochi Olympics organizing committee (nazaccent.ru/content/32086-nacionalnuyu-politiku-v-pravitelstve-budet-kurirovat.html