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MOSCOW, July 28./TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to relieve Mikhail Zurabov of his duties as Russia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine.
Mikhail Zurabov was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1953. In 1998 he was first deputy minister of health of the Russian Federation, then in 1998-1999 he worked as president’s adviser, while from 1999 to 2004 he was chairman of the board of the Russian Pension Fund.
From March 2004 to September 2007 Zurabov was Russian minister of health and social development, and in 2008 he was once again appointed as presidential adviser.
In 2009 he was appointed Russia’s Ambassador to Ukraine.