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Putin Appoints Former Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin as Adviser

President Vladimir Putin and Maxim Oreshkin. Kremlin.ru

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday appointed former economy minister Maxim Oreshkin as his adviser following the resignation of his government last week, a Kremlin decree said.

Oreshkin, 37, was replaced as economy minister this week by 40-year-old Maxim Reshetnikov, a former regional governor. Putin also named Vladimir Medinsky, who was replaced as culture minister during the reshuffle, as one of his advisers. 

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