The death of the former Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Prikhodko became a personal loss for the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev. The politician said this on Tuesday, January 26, on his Facebook page.
“The death of Sergei Eduardovich is also my personal loss. For many years he was a like-minded person and friend for me, a person on whom I could fully rely on, ”wrote Medvedev.
He described his former colleague as a brilliant diplomat and a strong and effective leader. Medvedev noted that at the heart of all Prikhodko’s achievements were erudition, wisdom, depth and freedom of thought, thanks to which he found optimal solutions to the most difficult problems.
According to Medvedev, everyone who worked with Prikhodko appreciated both his personal and professional qualities, NSN reports.
For a long time Prikhodko suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Sergey Prikhodko was born on January 12, 1957 in Moscow, graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), he has the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Until 1997, he worked in the structure of the Russian Foreign Ministry. In 1997-1998, he was Assistant to the Russian President for the INF Treaty.
Later he worked in positions including deputy head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation, head of the presidential department for external guarantees, and assistant to the Russian leader.
He held the posts of Deputy Prime Minister – headed the government apparatus, was the chairman of the board of directors of the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending.
Prikhodko became the deputy head of the government’s staff in May 2018 under then Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
In January 2020, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin appointed Prikhodko as his assistant.
Putin sent a telegram of condolences to the Prikhodko family, according to the Zvezda TV channel.