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    Putin Appoints New Education Minister, Assigns Predecessor Ukraine Trade Envoy

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed with the prime minister’s proposal to appoint Olga Vasilyeva to the post of Minister of Education and Science on Friday, assigning her predecessor the post of presidential envoy for trade and economic relations with Ukraine.

    BELBEK AIRPORT (Sputnik) – Vasilyeva replaces Dmitry Livanov, whose resignation letter was accepted by Putin and who was appointed special presidential envoy for trade and economic ties with Ukraine.

    "We will do so, I agree," Putin said at a working meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at Belbek Airport on arrival to Crimea.

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