1 Dec 2010 15:16

Atomstroyexport chief to become deputy Russian energy minister (Part 3

MOSCOW. Dec 1 (Interfax) - Atomstroyexport chief Dan Belenky will become a deputy energy minister, Sergei Shmatko, the Russian energy minister, told reporters.

"He's already been appointed," Shmatko said, adding that as far as he knew, the government had signed an instruction to endorse this.

Shmatko said earlier that Deputy Energy Minister Stanislav Svetlitsky had tendered his resignation, that he had signed the letter and referred it to the government for further consideration.

Vladimir Azbukin, another deputy energy minister, has also left the ministry.

Yury Sentyurin, a former deputy education minister, was appointed deputy energy minister in November.

Shmatko did not say how duties would be delegated among his new deputies. He said the schedule for delegating the duties was not yet ready.

Nuclear concern Rosatom told Interfax that Alexander Glukhov, Atomstroyexport's first vice president, had been appointed acting chief.