On Friday, may 18, in Sochi took place the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The heads of the government presented to the President a new Cabinet of Ministers. Putin endorsed Medvedev’s proposals and stated that he would sign a decree on the appointments today, may 18.
We call key positions. Sergei Shoigu has retained the post of Minister of defense of Russia. Sergei Lavrov remains at the head of the Russian foreign Ministry. The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky remains.
The son of the Secretary of security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev Dmitry will lead the work of the Ministry of agriculture. He had held the post Alexander Tkachev in the Cabinet not included.
Also not included in the new government Dmitry Rogozin, Igor Shuvalov, Arkady Dvorkovich, Mikhail Men, Nikolay Nikiforov, Alexander Khloponin, Sergey Donskoy, Maxim Sokolov, Alexander Galushka, Lev Kuznetsov, Sergei Prikhodko.
Analysis of changes in the composition of the government shows that remained at their posts all the security forces and the Minister of foreign Affairs. Almost completely replaced those in charge of the economy and the social sphere.
The meeting of Putin and Medvedev lasted only a few minutes. The President and Prime Minister didn’t even try to hide the fact that the nominations of Ministers and Deputy Prime Ministers have long agreed. Medvedev repeated several times, referring to Putin, a key phrase: “As we agreed…”
Following the full composition of the new government of the Russian Federation:
Sergey Lavrov — Minister of foreign Affairs
Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Minister of internal Affairs
Sergei Shoigu — Minister of defense
Eugene Zimichev (former aide-de-camp succeeded Putin Vladimir Puchkov) — the Minister of emergency situations
Anton Siluanov — Minister of Finance and first Deputy Prime Minister
Tatyana Golikova Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the social sector
Vitaly Mutko, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the construction
Dmitry Kozak — Deputy Prime Minister in charge of industry and energy
Vladimir Medinsky — Minister of culture
Alexander Konovalov — Minister of justice
Veronika Skvortsova — Minister of health
Denis Manturov — Minister of industry and trade
Maxim Oreshkin — Minister of economic development
Alexander Novak — Minister of energy
Maxim Topilin, Minister of labor and social protection
Pavel Kolobkov — the Minister of sports
Dmitry Patrushev — the Minister of agriculture
Vladimir Yakushev — Minister of construction
Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of nature
Eugene Dietrich — Minister of transport
Alexander Kozlov, Minister of development of the East
Sergey Chebotarev — the Minister for North Caucasus Affairs
Olga Vasileva — Minister of education
Mikhail Kotyukov — Minister of science
Konstantin Noskov, Minister of telecommunications
Yuri Trutnev Deputy Prime Minister
Yuri Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister
Alexey Gordeev — the Deputy Prime Minister
Maxim Akimov Deputy Prime Minister
Konstantin Chuichenko — Deputy Prime Minister, the head of the government of Russia (replaced Sergei Prikhodko, caught in the middle of a scandal triggered by revelations of Nasty Fish).