Kremlin appoints new economy minister
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday appointed Maxim Oreshkin as Russia's new economy minister after previous economy minister accused of extortion, Reuters.
The appointment is a promotion for Oreshkin, who was deputy finance minister.
The previous economy minister, Alexei Ulyukayev, was detained two weeks ago and accused of trying to extort a bribe from Russian oil major Rosneft, an allegation he denies.
Ulyukayev was the first sitting cabinet member to be arrested in more than two decades.