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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

New Economics Aide

MOSCOW () -- Sergei Ignatiev, formerly a deputy economics minister, has been named President Boris Yeltsin's new aide in charge of economics, Izvestia reported.

Ignatiev, 48, replaces Alexander Livshits, who was appointed finance minister in Russia's new government last month. Ignatiev worked at the Economics Ministry for the past three years.