The Russian Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu has apparently had some health mishaps and hasn't been able to work for a month or more by now. In my country at the beginning of any absences of ministers there's a short ruling announced that such and such (usually another minister) is taking on the duties. I was not able to find anything about how that's handled in the Russian cabinet or this case specifically.
- Has there been any announcement about who's doing the job now?
- If not, what is the normal line of succession for Russian ministers? Who should be doing the job?