Russia's Putin names Siluanov as acting finance minister

September 27, 2011 16:57

MOSCOW - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin named Deputy Finance Minister Anton Siluanov as acting Finance Minister on Tuesday, replacing Alexei Kudrin who was ousted a day earlier.

Putin also said that First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov will take over Kudrin's duties as deputy prime minister, overseeing financial issues in the government.

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