Friday, September 28, 2007

New Russian Cabinet Takes Charge

A new cabinet has been named in Russia by President Vladimir Putin. There seem to be few clues as to who might succeed him though, when he leaves office next year. Sergei Ivanov and Dmitry Medvedev have both kept their jobs as deputy prime ministers and are the most frequently spoken of as the next president. The reshuffle of the cabinet was no surprise compared to that which accompanied the appointment of Victor Zubkov as Prime Minister two weeks ago.

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