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MOSCOW, April 26th. / TASS /. Russia’s ex-Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin has been elected chairman of the board of the Center for Strategic Research.
"Pavel Kadochnikov was elected president and I was elected as chairman of the board," Kudrin told reporters.
Later, he said that the decision on the appointment of the president and the chairman of the CSR Board was taken unanimously.
Kudrin said that he came to CSR after Russian President Vladimir Putin requested his participation in the development strategy of the country after 2018.
Speaking about the goal of the center Kudrin said:
"CSR will hold a series of expert studies on key issues of economic, social, technological development of the country, the legal system. Our task is to identify critical problems, growth factors and prepare expert opinions."
He added that the Economic Council of the Russian President wwould be the main customer for the CSR.
The Center for Strategic Research Foundation is a non-profit organization, a think tank engaged in the development of documents and materials related to the development strategy of Russia, its regions and key sectors of the economy.
The Foundation was registered November 18, 1999 and was originally one of the main analytical structures involved in the development program of Vladimir Putin before the presidential elections in 2000.
Earlier the presidential press secretary said that the Kremlin would welcome participation of Alexey Kudrin in development of the new economic program.
The board of the center consists of nine people including Chairman and Deputy Chairman. The board includes leading Russian economists.