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Putin appoints former PM to key Kremlin post

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday appointed former prime minister and long-term nuclear chief Sergei Kiriyenko to the key position of deputy head of his presidential administration. The appointment is the latest in a broader reshuffle by the Russian leader that has seen some of his top allies shifted. The Kremlin published a decree on the appointment of Kiriyenko, who briefly served as prime minister under Boris Yeltsin in 1998 during an acute financial and economic crisis.
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