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SOCHI, may 18. /TASS/. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has proposed to President Vladimir Putin that Sergei Lavrov retained his post as Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia.
Medvedev also proposed to re-appoint Veronika Skvortsova Minister of health, to reassign Maxim Topilin Minister of labor and social protection, save for the Maxim Oreshkin presidency of the MAYOR, Alexander Novak – the post of energy Minister, Vladimir Medinsky – Minister of culture, Alexander Konovalov – the post of justice Minister, Denis Manturov – post of the Minister of industry and trade, Paul Koloboks – a post of the head of the sports Ministry, Anton Siluanov – post of the Finance Minister, Sergei Shoigu, defence Minister, Vladimir Kolokoltsev – head the interior Ministry.
Putin announced that he would sign on Friday a decree on the appointment of members of the new government.