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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon colleagues. Ladies and gentlemen,
We do not have that many ladies present here, unfortunately, but there are still some.
Mr Medvedev and I have finally formed the new Government Cabinet of the Russian Federation, and I will now read you the executive orders on appointments.
First Deputy Prime Minister – Igor Shuvalov.
Deputy Prime Minister – Vladislav Surkov.
Deputy Prime Minister – Dmitry Kozak.
Deputy Prime Minister – Dmitry Rogozin.
Deputy Prime Minister – Arkady Dvorkovich.
Deputy Prime Minister – Olga Golodets. Ms Golodets will oversee social issues.
Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District – Alexander Khloponin.
Finance Minister – Anton Siluanov.
Energy Minister – Alexander Novak. Mr Novak was previously deputy finance minister.
”Much has been accomplished over these last years, but we have not completed all of what was planned, and there is still much more work to come.“
Economic Development Minister – Andrei Belousov.
Labour and Social Protection Minister — Maxim Topilin.
Transport Minister – Maxim Sokolov.
Sports Minister – Vitaly Mutko.
Agriculture Minister – Nikolai Fedorov.
Communications and Mass Communications Minister – Nikolai Nikiforov.
Regional Development Minister – Oleg Govorun.
Minister in charge of Russia’s Far East Development and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District – Viktor Ishayev.
Industry and Trade Minister – Denis Manturov.
Natural Resources and Environment Minister – Sergei Donskoy.
Education and Science Minister – Dmitry Livanov.
Minister of Culture – Vladimir Medinsky.
Minister of Healthcare – Veronika Skvortsova.
Justice Minister – Alexander Konovalov.
Defence Minister – Anatoly Serdyukov.
Foreign Minister – Sergei Lavrov.
Minister of Civil Defence, Emergency Situations and Disaster Relief – Vladimir Puchkov.
Interior Minister – Vladimir Kolokoltsev.
Minister for Relations with the Open Government – Mikhail Abyzov.
Colleagues, I wish you all success.
You have very concrete and also very complex work ahead. The global economy faces many uncertainties and there are many factors that are not yet clear. This is the environment in which you will be working to carry out Russia’s development programme and continue taking us forward. Much has been accomplished over these last years, but we have not completed all of what was planned, and there is still much more work to come.
Mr Medvedev and I discussed in detail just now the tasks before the Government today. I wish you success.