May 7, 2018 / 2:33 PM / 6 months ago

Russia's PM proposes finance minister Siluanov as first deputy PM - TASS

MOSCOW (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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