Banker joins Yeltsin's team
Friday 16 August 1996
Vladimir Potanin's appointment is seen as a move which may strengthen the free-market camp, as he is believed to share many of the liberal views of Anatoly Chubais, the former head of Russia's privatisation programme.
Mr Potanin, head of a commercial bank, will take over responsibility for economic policy from the former Avtovaz boss, Vladimir Kadannikov, 54, whose appointment in January led to dismay in the West, because he was seen as a Soviet-style hard-line industrialist. Although he has been less Draconian than many feared, there have been mutterings about his lack of economic knowledge.
The new cabinet announced yesterday by the Prime Minister, Viktor Chernomyrdin, along with plans to streamline government, includes Viktor Ilyushin, a top Kremlim aide, and Alexei Bolshakov, a relatively junior minister. They become First Deputy Prime Ministers.
- 1 I'm A Celebrity 2014: Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' near to camp
- 3 Jeremy Hunt: 'I took my children to A&E because I didn't want to wait for GP appointment'
- 4 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 5 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
£35000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Required skills include SQL querying, SSRS, u...
£30000 - £35000 per annum: Ashdown Group: C#.Net Developer - C#, ASP.Net, HTML...
Negotiable: Argyll Scott International: Senior Business Analyst - Insurance ...
£25000 - £29000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This independent, growing Sales...