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.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev appointed on Tuesday the presidential administration's first deputy head, Vladislav Surkov, to the post of deputy prime minister.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has released Sergei Ivanov, the chief of staff of the Russian presidential administration, from his duties, the Kremlin said Friday.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday appointed a pro-China politician to represent her at a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders next month, offering an olive branch to Beijing amid an impasse in relations.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed the head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov on Friday and appointed Anton Vaino, Ivanov's former deputy, in his place, the Kremlin said in a statement.