the state Duma Deputy Yevgeny Primakov, the grandson of former Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, was appointed head of Rossotrudnichestvo. The decree on appointment was signed by President Vladimir Putin.

Primakov will replace after the head of Rossotrudnichestvo Eleanor Mitrofanov, who transferred in June to work in the Ministry of foreign Affairs.

Primakov worked as a journalist since 2002 on channels TVs, NTV, “Russia-24”. In 2017 Primakov presidential quota became part of the Public chamber, in the same year he became an adviser to the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin. Primakov was elected to the state Duma on by-election 2018., before switching to Rossotrudnichestvo he was a member of the Duma Committee on international Affairs.