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Shuvalov Takes Kudrin Task

Igor Shuvalov, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's most senior deputy, will assume former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin's role as chairman of a panel designed to promote Moscow as a financial center, the Kremlin said Wednesday.

The announcement comes the day after Kudrin, ousted last month after clashing with President Dmitry Medvedev, was stripped of all official roles, including chairing Russia's National Banking Council.

(Reuters)

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