Putin changes the Russian government and fires a senior official

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday made changes to the government, appointing Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov to the post of Deputy Prime Minister.

This is stated in the presidential decree published today, Friday, and Manturov in his new position will combine the duties of the Minister of Industry and Trade and Deputy Prime Minister.

The decree comes into force from the date of its signing on Friday, and before that, the State Duma of the Russian Federation approved the appointment of Manturov to a new position.

Russian President Yuri Borisov has also been relieved of his post as deputy prime minister of the Russian defense industry and appointed head of the Russian corporation Roskosmos to replace Dmitry Rogozin, who was fired from his post as director of Roskosmos.

In another decree, Putin made changes to the structure of the Russian government, reducing the number of deputy prime ministers from 11 to 10.

Here are the changes today:

Appointed Denis Manturov (Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia) as Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

In his new position, Manturov will combine the duties of the Minister of Industry and Trade and Deputy Prime Minister.

– The release of Yuri Borisov from the post of Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and his appointment as head of the Roscosmos Foundation.

– Dmitry Rogozin has been relieved of his post as director of Roscosmos.

Source: RIA Novosti

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