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Putin signs decrees to appoint new government

May 21, 2012, 14:42 UTC+3

Medvedev noted that the new government will be formed by three fourths from new appointees

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MOSCOW, May 21 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that he signed the decrees on the structure and makeup of the government and intends to have a meeting with the newly appointed Cabinet on Monday.

“The decrees were signed,” the president said at a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Medvedev noted that the new government will be formed by three fourths from new appointees.

“How many new appointees are there?” Putin asked. “I offered that three fourths are new appointees, which appeared quite recently and were appointed in the government for the first time,” Medvedev said.

Putin recalled that Medvedev “introduced his candidates for the posts of ministers and his vision on the structure of the government.” The president noted that he had consultations with each candidate. “It is right if we appoint a new Cabinet,” he suggested.

Medvedev thanks the president “for the consideration of his proposals and an attentive attitude to the candidates.” In his view, the Monday meeting with the president “is very important for a future government.”


Prime Minister – Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev;

First Deputy Prime Minister – Igor Ivanovich Shuvalov;

Deputy Prime Minister and the head of the governmental staff – Vladislav Igorevich Surkov;

Deputy Prime Minister – Dmitry Nikolayevich Kozak;

Deputy Prime Minister – Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin;

Deputy Prime Minister – Arkady Vladimirovich Dvorkovich;

Deputy Prime Minister- Olga Yuryevna Golodets;

Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Representative in the North Caucasus Federal District – Alexander Gennadyevich Khloponin;


Finance Minister – Anton Germanovich Siluanov;

Interior Minister – Vladimir Alexandrovich Kolokoltsev;

Minister of Civil Defence, Emergency Situations and the Elimination of the Aftermaths of Natural Disasters – Vladimir Andreyevich Puchkov;

Foreign Minister – Sergei Viktorovich Lavrov;

Defence Minister – Anatoly Eduardovich Serdyukov;

Justice Minister – Alexander Vladimirovich Konovalov;

Minister of Health and Social Development – Veronika Igorevna Skvortsova;

Culture Minister – Vladimir Rostislavovich Medinsky;

Minister of Education and Science – Dmitry Viktorovich Livanov;

Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology – Sergei Efimovich Donskoy;

Minister of Industry and Trade - Denis Valentinovich Manturov;

Minister of Regional Development – Oleg Markovich Govorun;

Minister of the Development of the Far East and Presidential Plenipotentiary Representative in the Far Eastern Federal District – Viktor Ivanovich Ishayev;

Minister of Telecommunications and Mass Communications – Nikolai Anatolyevich Nikiforov;

Minister of Agriculture – Nikolai Vasilyevich Fedorov;

Minister of Sport – Vitaly Leontyevich Mutko;

Minister of Transport – Maxim Yuryevich Sokolov;

Minister of Economic Development – Andrei Removich Belousov;

Minister of Energy – Alexander Valentinovich Novak;

Minister of Labour and Social Security – Maxim Anatolyevich Topilin;

Minister for Relations with the Open Government – Mikhail Anatolyevich Abyzov.


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