Mikhailin leaves post of editor-in-chief of Kommersant

Mikhail Mikhailin is leaving the post of editor-in-chief of the newspaper Kommersant by the mutual agreement of the parties, Pavel Filenkov, general director of the publishing house Kommersant, told Interfax on Monday.

Mikhail Mikhailin is leaving the post of editor-in-chief of the newspaper Kommersant by the mutual agreement of the parties, Pavel Filenkov, general director of the publishing house Kommersant, told Interfax on Monday.

"Mikhail Mikhailin is leaving the post of editor-in-chief of Kommersant. It's our joint decision," Filenkov said.

Filenkov said "the administration of the publishing house once had an agreement with Mikhail Mikhailin that he would do a specific amount of work in the post of editor-in-chief."

"He has resolved all the tasks he had been set and has done all the work, to our mutual satisfaction," Filenkov said.

Filenkov said there is no conflict in this decision and there had been "no hostile dismissal."

"The new tasks will be resolved by a new editor-in-chief. Sergei Yakovlev has been offered the post of editor-in-chief," Filenkov said.

Filenkov said no official decision has yet been made on Yakovlev's appointment as editor-in-chief of Kommersant.

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