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Russian President appoints new deputy defense minister

RIA Novosti

11:50 06/08/2010 MOSCOW, August 6 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has appointed ex-deputy head of the Federal Tax Service Tatyana Shevtsova to the post of deputy defense minister, the Kremlin said on Friday.

Shevtsova, 41, has worked for the Russian tax authorities since 1991 and served as the deputy head of the Federal Tax service from 2004.

In May, the Defense Ministry appointed Shevtsova and another ex-deputy of the Federal Tax Service, Nadezhda Sinikova, to the ministry counsel.

The current Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov served as Federal Tax Service head until 2007.

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