Putin Reshuffles Nuclear Supervisory Council
September 04, 2012
President Vladimir Putin has replaced five of the nine members of the supervisory council of the Russian state nuclear power corporation Rosatom, and appointed a new chairman.
The Kremlin has offered no explanation for the shakeup at Rosatom, which controls nuclear power holding company Atomenergoprom, nuclear weapons companies, research institutes, and nuclear and radiation safety agencies.
Putin has appointed Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin the new chair of the council, replacing First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.
Putin's decree removes from the council Economic Development Minister Andrei Belousov, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, presidential administration deputy chief Sergei Prikhodko, and Sergei Shmatko.
Joining the board are Deputy Economic Development Minister Andrei Klepach, Energy Minister Alexander Novak, and presidential aides Yury Trutnev and Yury Ushakov.
Based on reporting by kremlin.ru and Interfax
Copyright (c) 2012. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.
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