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The new prime minister will hold the first meeting of the Russian government

May 15 2008

Vladimir Putin will hold on Thursday, the first after his appointment as prime minister a cabinet meeting.

The Russian government as a result of the reorganization on May 12, new ministries, the number of vice premiers, and the structure of subordinate services and agencies has changed significantly. In sport, tourism and youth will be engaged in a single ministry, which will be subject to Rossport, Rosturizm and established on the basis Goskommolodezhi Rosmolodezh.

Held long-awaited "split" on the Ministry of Industry and Energy Ministry and the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Last function in this case departed Ministry of Economic Development in the area of trade. However, the main economic departments, lost trade, has acquired the statistics: the Government submitted to the Ministry of Federal State Statistics Service. Communications Ministry was transformed into the Ministry of Communications.

At the same time functions in the field of mass communications has lost the Ministry of Culture. Ministry of Natural Resources was the only environmental departments, before receiving an independent Rostekhnadzor. Now the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment focused all relevant functions.

This kind of federal executive authorities, as the State Committee, has once again ceased to exist: started in September 2007 and the Fisheries Committee Goskommolodezhi reorganized agency. Russian Federal Property Fund, dealing with privatization since 1992, also did not survive the next restructure the cabinet.

All functions of the RFBR, except for sales of released military equipment transferred to conflict with Federal Property Management Agency Fund. The agency is seriously increased their hardware items: to him on October 1 and will move the function of liquidated FRS, Roscartography and Rosnedvizhimost. "Under the Knife" and the hit of the agency: Rosprom, Rosstroy, Federal Energy Agency, Roskultura, Roszdrav and Microsurgery.

Office of the ten of the 17 federal agencies, is directly subordinated to the Government, transferred to the Ministry. Two state committees established on the basis of the agency handed over respectively the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Sports. Rosaeronavigatsia will oversee the Ministry of Transport and Rostekhnadzor and Roshydromet - Ministry of Environment. On the basis of Rossvyazokhrankultura created the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications and the Federal Service for Supervision of the observance of legislation on protection of cultural heritage. The first passed the Communications Ministry, the second - the Ministry of Culture.

Thus, the government of Vladimir Putin will be two deputy prime minister and two ministries more than the cabinet of Viktor Zubkov: seven to five, and 17 to 15, respectively. Federal agencies in the government of Putin will be 29 instead of 28-y Zubkov. Number of federal agencies fell from 32 to 29, and from October to drop to 26-year, RIA News .

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