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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Shafranik to Advise

MOSCOW () -- Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin said he would appoint former fuel and energy minister Yury Shafranik as his adviser, Itar-Tass quoted Chernomyrdin as saying Friday.

Shafranik was replaced Thursday by Pyotr Rodionov, former head of gas monopoly Gazprom's St. Petersburg subsidiary. Shafranik will become Chernomyrdin's aide on energy issues, Itar-Tass said.