Russia's Prime Minister Mishustin Signs Decree for Approval of New Government

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on Wednesday, approving the new structure of the government, a corresponding document published on the cabinet's website said.
"In order to improve the organization of work of Russia's government, to optimize the structure and number of employees of the apparatus of the government: approve the attached structure of the apparatus of the government," the document said.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin arrives for a meeting with members of the government in Moscow, Russia January 21, 2020 - Sputnik International
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Additionally, Mishustin appointed 11 deputies to his post as head of Russia's government. 

The new Russian cabinet was appointed on Tuesday. During President Vladimir Putin's meeting with the cabinet, Mishustin pledged that the ministers would do their best to fulfil the ambitious goals they were facing.

On 15 January, Mishustin accepted Putin's invitation to become prime minister following the resignation of the previous government led by Dmitry Medvedev. 

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