Interfax: Kremlin should use Soviet staff policies – Russian presidential administration chief

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(Interfax – November 13, 2013) The system of staff training in which specialists had supervisors should be revived and every reservist should understand his prospects, Russian presidential administration chief Sergei Ivanov said.

“The Soviet Union had very good staff policies. There were certain filters and stages that people went through. I will not deny that these people were supervised, in the good sense of this word, by their supervisors,” Ivanov said at a seminar on domestic policy on Wednesday.

Ivanov added that, if specialists were successful, they were transferred to Moscow and were appointed to higher positions.

“It’s normal practice, but it is now essentially destroyed in Russia. It should be revived. I don’t see anything bad in this idea. No one has ever invented and no one will ever invent a better system,” Ivanov said.