Replacements appointed for Kudrin as he hits back at Kremlin

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday appointed stands-in for Alexei Kudrin, who was dismissed as finance minister earlier this week over criticism of President Dmitry Medvedev. First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov will oversee financial issues in the Russian cabinet while Anton Siluanov will become acting finance minister following Kudrin’s dismissal on Monday, Putin said. […]