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President Vladimir Putin has approved the new government after the resignation of the previous cabinet calling it balanced. Although there was a significant reshuffle, defense, foreign and finance ministers kept their posts.
“The new government is a well-balanced one, although it went through a major reshuffle,” Putin said during a meeting with the new cabinet.
Both Sergey Lavrov and Sergey Shoigu are political heavyweights and among the most trusted political figures in Russia, trailing only behind President Putin himself when it comes to popularity with the public. Anton Siluanov has been Russia’s finance minister since 2018.
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