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Putin Approves Ivanov's Son

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's administration approved the appointment of Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov's son to replace First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov at a state-run bank, a presidential adviser said.

The Kremlin opposes Ivanov's appointment, Vedomosti reported earlier Thursday, citing an unidentified presidential official. But Arkady Dvorkovich, the Kremlin's top economic adviser, declined to say whether President Dmitry Medvedev supported the decision to name the younger Ivanov, also named Sergei, to head the supervisory board at Rosselkhozbank.

(Bloomberg)

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