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MOSCOW, August 31 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday dismissed Viktor Ishayev, the minister for development of the Far East and presidential envoy in the Far Eastern Federal District, from his post and appointed Yuri Trutnev deputy prime minister of the Russian government and presidential envoy in the Far Eastern Federal District, the Kremlin press service reported on Saturday.
Also on Saturday, Putin signed a decree instituting the posts of eight deputy prime ministers, including one first deputy prime minister, who is the head of the government administration.