Russian occupation authorities have appointed Kirill Stepanov, Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative of Russian President, as new curator of the Crimea and Sevastopol, Krymskaya Pravda reports.
Speaking at the presentation to his subordinates, Stepanov said that the situation in Crimea and Sevastopol is different from other regions of Russia, and is more complicated.
The curator and his staff will reside in Simferopol.
The Russian authorities have also appointed Alexander Antontsev as Chief Federal Inspector in the Crimea and Sevastopol.
Just a reminder: In July of this year, under Putin's decree, the so-called Crimean Federal District (temporarily occupied territory of Crimea) has been eliminated as an independent entity and included in the Southern Federal District. As a result, the reorganization is ongoing at the local level of the Crimea and Sevastopol.
Kirill Stepanov was born in Semipalatinsk on July 8, 1975. In 1997, he graduated from the Military University with a degree in "Foreign Language", and in 2001 - Moscow State Law Academy, specialty "Jurisprudence". In 2003, he completed the professional training at the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation on the subject "State regulation of the market economy." From June to August 2012, he was an adviser to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. Since November 2013, he had served as Deputy Minister for Development of the Far East.