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
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
Like Kogan previously, Dedyukhin will be responsible for construction and utilities, the regional development
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.