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Kahn Appointed to Board

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who headed the International Monetary Fund for four years and was France's finance minister for two, has been appointed to the supervisory board of the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

"The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominique Strauss-Kahn to the supervisory board of the fund, which consists of 10 members," the fund said in a statement on Friday evening.

A week ago, Strauss-Kahn was appointed to the supervisory board of the Russian Regional Development Bank, owned by state oil company Rosneft.

The RDIF supervisory board is chaired by Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev. Among other board members are presidential chief of staff Sergei Ivanov, Central Bank Chairwoman Elvira Nabiullina, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, presidential aide Andrei Belousov and others.

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