May 7, 2018 / 2:35 PM / 20 days ago

Russia's PM proposes fin min Siluanov as first deputy PM - TASS

MOSCOW, May 7 (Reuters) - Russia’s newly appointed Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev proposed on Monday appointing Finance Minister Anton Siluanov as first deputy prime minister in a new government, TASS state news agency reported.

Earlier, President Vladimir Putin stuck with long-serving Prime Minister Medvedev in his first act after being sworn in for a new term, signalling he would keep faith with a policy direction that has brought Russia into conflict with the West. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin Writing by Andrey Ostroukh Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

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