New structure of the Government of Russia

December 3, 2020

Moscow, Russia

As Kesarev reported earlier, the Government of Russia went through a major reshuffle in November. For the convenience of government relations professionals, we have prepared an infographic with the structure of the whole Cabinet and the power distribution between its members.

Below we list the recent changes that are worth of attention of government relations professionals:

  • Newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak will be in charge of the fuel & energy sector and supervise the Ministry of Energy;
  • Deputy PM Yury Borisov will maintain control over the whole industrial sector and supervision of the Ministry of Industry & Trade, but will no longer oversee energy policy;
  • Deputy PM Dmitry Chernyshenko will supervise science, higher education and the respective ministry, which is seen as a part of the technological development & innovation policy cluster, already supervised by him;
  • Deputy PM Tatyana Golikova will take over cultural policy and supervision of the Ministry of Culture from Deputy PM Chernyshenko;
  • Deputy PM Alexey Overсhuk will supervise Federal Service for State Registration, Cadaster and Cartography (Rosreestr), previously subordinated to Deputy PM Viktoria Abramchenko, its former head;
  • Government heavyweight Igor Artemiev, the Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service since its inception in 2004, was replaced in his post by former Deputy Governor of St. Petersburg and moved to become Aide to Prime Minister, which many analysts believe will curtail the powers of the Antimonopoly Service itself;
  • Finally, President Putin signed decrees disbanding the Federal Communications Agency (Rossvyaz) and the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media (Rospechat'). Their functions will now be executed by the Ministry of Digital Development.

You may find the downloadable version of this infographics here.

If you have missed the overview of the November reshuffle, please find it here. For the initial review of Mikhail Mishustin's government please go here.

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