Support The Moscow Times!

Medvedev Names New Deputy Ministers for Regions and Mass Media

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday appointed two deputy ministers in charge of regional development and mass media, Interfax reported.

Upon Medvedev's order, Mikhail Yervayev, 41, left his post as a deputy regional development minister to become deputy minister of mass media and communications, the communications ministry's website said.

Vladimir Dedyukhin took the post of deputy regional development minister, replacing President Vladimir Putin's close ally Vladimir Kogan, whose resignation Medvedev accepted Tuesday.

No official biography for Dedyukhin was available early Wednesday, but the latest media reports identified him as an adviser to the ousted defense minister, Anatoly Serdyukov, in 2011 and as deputy regional development minister from 2005 to 2008.

Like Kogan previously, Dedyukhin will be responsible for construction and utilities, the regional development ministry's website said.

A large-scale reshuffling is taking place that would see some of the agency's powers handed over to the newly appointed regional development minister, Igor Slyunyayev.

Related articles:

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more