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Head of Gokhran Resigns, But Government Cannot Find Replacement

Head of Gokhran Resigns, But Government Cannot Find Replacement

The head of Russia’s Gokhran, the precious metals and gems repository, has submitted his resignation but is continuing in his position since the government has been unable to find a suitable successor, according to a report by Reuters.

Vladimir Rybkin, handed in his resignation three months ago, but his request remains unanswered, according to three sources familiar with the situation, the newswire reported. “The government simply can’t find a replacement for him – nobody wants to take on such a huge list of responsibilities,” one of the sources said. A new head of Gokhran may be found in the early summer, another source said.