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President Vladimir Putin signed a series of decrees on the structure and top officials of some federal ministries

October 17, 2001

The President relieved Alexander Dondukov from his post as Minister of Industry, Science and Technologies, appointing Ilya Klebanov in his place.

The decree stipulated that Mr Klebanov would continue to fulfil the duties of Deputy Prime Minister.

The President relieved Alexander Blokhin from his post as Minister for the Affairs of the Federation, National and Migration Policy following the abolition of the Ministry.

Another decree introduced the post of Minister of the Russian Federation for the Coordination of Activities of Federal Executive Bodies in Implementing National Policy.

October 17, 2001