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Putin Creates Ministry for Far East Development, Interfax Says

May 22, 2012

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin ordered creation of a new ministry in charge of Far East development, Interfax said.

Presidential plenipotentiary representative to Russia’s Far East, Viktor Ishaev, will head the ministry, it said.

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