Only important if you are following Russian affairs.
But, of course, the change is not just about age and loyalty. It is also about effectiveness.
Vaino, who speaks English and Japanese and who had experience of successful diplomatic work, is obviously better qualified to sustain Western pressure than Ivanov, whose statements on foreign policy are usually just bland summaries of Putin’s similar, but much more eloquent and artistic diatribes on world affairs (eg. “Do you realise what you have done?!” – on Western politicians’ actions in the Middle East)….The Duran
Sergei Ivanov: a loyal, but not a very effective manager