OREANDA-NEWS  Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Leonid Gornin First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.

The relevant decree has been published on the official portal of legal information.

By another decree, Putin dismissed Gornin's predecessor, Ruslan Tsalikov, from the post of first deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry.

Gornin has worked in the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation since 2012: until 2018 as Deputy Minister, after that - First Deputy Minister. He was born in Novosibirsk. Over the years, Gorin headed the Department of Finance and Tax Policy of the Novosibirsk region, held the positions of Acting Minister of Finance and Tax Policy of the region, Minister of Finance of the region and First Deputy Governor.