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Oleg Sviridenko Nominated as Top Economic Disputes Judge

Oleg Sviridenko has been recommended to head the board that settles economic disputes in Russia's newly created Supreme Court, Rapsi reported Wednesday.

The candidacy, recommended by a qualifications committee of judges, will now have to be approved by the Presidential Administration and the upper house of parliament, the Federation Council.

Sviridenko has more than 20 years experience in arbitration courts. From 2005 to 2011 he headed the Arbitration Court of Moscow, and in 2011 he was appointed head of the Federal Arbitration Court for the Central District of Russia, which includes Moscow and the surrounding regions.

President Vladimir Putin last year signed a law unifying the Russian Supreme Court and the Supreme Arbitration Court. The headquarters of the new Supreme Court, with its 170 judges, will be set in St. Petersburg on a 13-hectare territory across the Hermitage Museum on the bank of the Neva River.

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