Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, approved the composition of the Government presented by Russia’s PM Dmitry Medvedev – despite the mass media’s predictions, Sergey Lavrov remained on the post of Foreign Minister, as RIA News reports.
Sergey Shoygu, Defence Minister, Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Internal Minister, Vladimir Medinsky, the Minister of Culture, Alexander Konovalov, Minister of Justice, Veroníka Skvortsova, Minister of Health, Denis Manturov, Minister of Trade and Industry, Pavel Kolobkov, Minister of Sport, Maxim Oreshkin, Economic Development Miniter, along with Maxim Topilin, , Energy Minister, preserved their posts.
Earlier, Russia mass media, referring to the sources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reported that Lavrov wanted to resign. According to the resource, Lavrov wanted to leave the post he holds for a couple of years due to the tiredness mostly. However, at Putin’s urgent respect, he worked it till the elections.
Sergey Lavrov heads Russian Foreign Ministry since March 9, 2004. In 1994-2004, he was Russia’s Permanent Representative to UN.
As it was reported, Russia’s State Duma approved Medvedev as a PM.