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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kudrin Leaves Post

MOSCOW -- Russian First Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin has been relieved of his post by government order, a ministry spokeswoman said Thursday.

Kudrin was leaving his post "in connection with his moving to another position," she said, but was unable to specify if he would continue to work in the government.

Interfax reported, however, that Kudrin had asked to resign and the order merely approved his request. Kudrin quit over differences on the redistribution of powers in the Finance Ministry after it was shuffled last summer, Interfax said.