12 Jul 2022 17:58

Russian president creates post of Deputy PM-Minister of Industry and Trade - decree

MOSCOW. July 12 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree whereby the head of government will have eleven deputies, among them the minister of industry and trade.

The document, dated July 12, was published on the legal information portal on Tuesday.

"To establish that the head of Russian government should have 11 deputies, including one first deputy, a deputy - Russian presidential envoy to the Far East Federal District, a deputy - government chief of staff, and a deputy - Russian Minister of Industry and Trade," the decree says.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin nominated Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov as a candidate for deputy prime minister and submitted his candidacy to the State Duma for consideration.

State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin sent deputies the nomination of Denis Manturov for deputy prime minister-minister of industry and trade, the Duma's press service stated on Tuesday.

"State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin has sent State Duma deputies the information on the nomination by the head of government of the candidacy of Denis Manturov for his confirmation as Deputy Prime Minister-Minister of Industry and Trade," the statement said.

The discussion of Manturov's candidacy by the industry and trade committee and Duma factions will take place in the next few days.

The matter will be considered at a Duma plenary session on July 15, the press service also said.