The withdrawal of Boris Gryzlov from the permanent members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation is explained by his transfer to the post of representative of the Russian Federation in the Coordination Group on the settlement of the situation in Ukraine (the Minsk Group).
Interfax cites a source statement about the withdrawal of the ex-speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation from the list of permanent members of the Security Council of Russia:
The president made a decision based on the tasks he sets for Boris Gryzlov. Among these tasks is the expansion of opportunities for international dialogue with a view to resolving the situation in Ukraine, and this will require Gryzlov to take part in the work of various international platforms in European capitals - Paris, Berlin and others.
For reference: Boris Gryzlov from 2001 to 2003. served as head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, twice elected to the post of chairman of the lower house of parliament. 2003 to 2011 led the faction "United Russia" in the State Duma. In the permanent members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation entered in December 2011 year.