Russian President Vladimir Putin visits National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” in Moscow on April 10, 2018.Alexey NIKOLSKY / Sputnik / AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday approved a new government with key posts largely unchanged for his fourth Kremlin term.
Veteran foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu both retained their posts in the government.
Putin met Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the Black Sea resort of Sochi to discuss the candidates in a brief televised meeting.
Finance Minister Anton Siluanov also held onto his post and was promoted to the position of first deputy prime minister, the second most …read more
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