MOSCOW, October 21 (RAPSI) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order designating journalist and public figure Valery Fadeyev to the post of Chairman of the Presidential Council for Human Rights.

The relevant document was published by the advisory body’s press service on Monday.

Concurrently, Mikhail Fedotov was dismissed from the civil service and the post of Chair of the Human Rights Council due to the attainment of the age of 70.