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Putin Chooses Heads of Three Government Agencies, Vedomosti Says

May 16, 2012

President Vladimir Putin has selected the heads of the Ministry of Finance, Economy Ministry and Federal Antimonopoly Service, Vedomosti reported, citing an unidentified Kremlin official.

Anton Siluanov will keep his position as Finance Minister, Andrey Belousov will become Economic Minister and Igor Artemyev will remain as the head of FAS, the Moscow-based newspaper said, citing two other government officials.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will install his allies Alexander Voloshin and Arkady Dvorkovich as deputy prime ministers, according to the newspaper.

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