In an interview with RIA Novosti he did not rule out that the President's statement might also mean forthcoming changes in the structure of other federal bodies of state power, as well as possible reduction of some of their functions.
"There are some 'eternal' ministries, for example, the foreign ministry, the interior ministry, and there are those that are subject to changes and are reduced or enlarged. Possibly, this will happen to some of the ministries," Krasheninnikov said.
"We understood that the government's discharge was coming, but it happened a little earlier," he pointed out.
In his opinion, the discharge is "definitely related to the elections".