Political appointments

Maksat Kikimov appointed deputy Almaty mayor

Former head of Kazakhstan's Zhetysu district Maksat Kikimov has been named as the deputy mayor of Almaty, the press service of the city’s administration said. External Advisor to Kazakh President for Economic Development named …

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Belarusian president appoints new PM

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has appointed Roman Golovchenko, the chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee, as the country’s new prime minister, the BelTA news agency reported. Lukashenko said that he had …

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Putin reveals why Mishustin was chosen as PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin has disclosed how he selected Mikhail Mishustin for the post of prime minister. "Three, or maybe even four candidates were submitted. But Mishustin was not on the …

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Georgia's Vakhatang Gomelauri to have double-job

Georgia's Interior Minister Vakhatang Gomelauri has been appointed as new secretary of the National Security Council, replacing former Defence Minister Levan Izoria in the role.  Gomelauri will have to fulfill …

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New Kazakh Ambassador to Russia appointed

Ermek Kosherbayev has been appointed Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Russia, the decree was signed by President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Akorda press service reported. At the same time, …

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Putin promotes Oreshkin and Medinsky

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed decrees appointing former ministers Maxim Oreshkin and Vladimir Medinsky as his aids, according to the Kremlin press service. The decrees …

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Maxim Topilin put in charge of pensions

Russia's former minister of labor and social protection Maxim Topilin was appointed the board chairman of the Russian Pension Fund by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. Anton Drozdov …

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Government old-timers: why did they stay

The Russian government, renewed yesterday, began its work in the evening, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin held the first meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers in a new composition. There are many newcomers, but there are …

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Mishustin approves new structure of government

Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree, approving the new structure of the government, a corresponding document published on the cabinet's website said. "In order to improve the …

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Putin sending Chaika to North Caucasus

Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika may take up the position of the president’s envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "Chaika has …

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