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Putin appoints his old bodyguard to act as governor of the Russian exclave Kaliningrad

Yesterday, Vladimir Putin appointed Evgeny Zinichev to serve as the new acting governor to the Russian exclave Kaliningrad. Zinichev previously worked in the Federal Protective Service and personally guarded Vladimir Putin on official trips as far back as 2006.

According to Zinichev's official biography, he served in “various positions in state security agencies” from 1987 until 2015, when he took command of the Federal Security Service bureau in Kaliningrad. 

Putin and the future governor of the Kaliningrad region. In 2010, he was just a simple bodyguard.
Roman Rubanov
Photo on front page: Kremlin press service