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    Russian Ministers Expect New Cabinet to Be Formed Within Two Weeks - Source

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian ministers expect the new cabinet to be formed within two weeks, a government source told Sputnik on Monday.

    "I believe it is a matter of a couple of weeks," the source said, adding that new "May decrees" by Russian President Vladimir Putin may appear when the new cabinet is formed.

    READ MORE: Inauguration of Vladimir Putin as President of Russia Held in Kremlin (VIDEO)

    The source said the issue of the new government was not raised at Putin's meeting with the outgoing cabinet.

    Putin is taking office for a new presidential term later on Monday. After the inauguration, the cabinet will resign.

    Late on Sunday, Putin gathered in the Kremlin Members of the Government and thanked them for their work. According to the president, the Cabinet of Ministers has worked with dignity, and this is the great merit of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.


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