Putin Creates, Heads Economic Advisory Council

Russian President Vladimir Putin has created an Economic Advisory Council and has become its chairman, the Kremlin press office said on Monday.

Russian Economic Development Minister Andrei Belousov and his predecessor and now presidential economic adviser Elvira Nabiullina have been approved as the Council’s deputy chairpersons.

Under the president’s decree signed on Monday, the Council will prepare proposals on the main areas of Russia’s social and economic polices and define the tactics and strategy of their implementation.

The business community’s interests in the Council will be represented by business ombudsman Boris Titov, head of Opora Russia organization for small business Sergei Borisov, Business Russia head Alexander Galushka and Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs head Alexander Shokhin.

Sberbank CEO German Gref, Chairman of the MDM Bank Board of Directors Oleg Vyugin and Troika Dialog managing director Yevgeny Gavrilenkov will also sit on the Council.


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