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Regional Minister Sought Online

Modernization of Russian bureaucracy reached a new height after the Ulyanovsk regional government published a vacancy for an information minister on the job search web site, reported Wednesday.

The head of the newly established ministry will get a monthly salary of 60,000 rubles ($1,930) and must have at least seven years of professional experience in the IT industry, according to the vacancy, which did not specify a deadline for applications.

This is the first time in Russia an official of this rank is being recruited through a commercial job search web site, the report said.

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