Political appointments

Sarkisyan appoints new Armenian ministers

Two new ministers were appointed in Armenia. Armenian President Armen Sarkisyan signed the decrees appointing Gegham Gevorgyan as agriculture minister and Tigran Khachatryan as economic …

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Putin dismissed governor of St. Petersburg

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko.  He offered him to chair executive board of the United Shipbuilding Corporation’s.  …

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Igor Neverov replaces Alexander Manzhosin

This afternoon, by two decrees, Russian President Vladimir Putin replaced the head of the Presidential Office for Foreign Policy. Alexander Manzhosin was resigned by the first decree, Igor Neverov was appointed by the second one. …

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Putin dismisses Zhilkin and Kokov

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed heads of the Astrakhan region and Kabardino-Balkaria, the Kremlin website reported. Governor of the Astrakhan region, Alexander Zhilkin, will be replaced by deputy head of the …

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Kazakh President appoints finance minister

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed his aide Alikhan Smailov as the country's  finance minister, continuing a broader government reshuffle. Smailov, 45, had earlier worked as the …

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Bakhyt Sultanov appointed Astana's mayor

Bakhyt Sultanov has been named as the new akim (mayor) of Astana city in accordance with the presidential decree, Kazinform reported citing the Akorda's Twitter account.  The former Minister of Finance Sultanov …

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Balababa Rzayev appointed head of Azerenerji

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree to release Balababa Rzayev from the post of chairman of the Azerishiq OJSC. He signed another decree appointing him head of the Azerenerji company. …

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 New Georgian ambassador to Azerbaijan appointed

Former Chair of the Adjara government Zurab Pataradze was appointed to the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Azerbaijan in accordance with the relevant decree signed by President …

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Khamenei appoints Iran's Air Force commander

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh as the new commander of Iran's Air Force. In his decree, Khamenei stated that the …

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Grozny's new mayor elected (VIDEO)

Ibragim Zakriyev has been appointed as Grozny's mayor by local legislators, the leader of Russia's North Caucasus region of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov said on his VK page. The Grozny …

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Iran's central bank governor replaced

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed Iran’s central bank governor Valiollah Seif. Valiollah Seif was replaced with Abdolnaser Hemmati, who headed the state insurance …

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