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Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area Dmitry Kobylkin appointed Minister of Natural Resources
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Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area Dmitry Kobylkin appointed Minister of Natural Resources

President Putin has signed an order to appoint Dmitry Kobylkin Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, while accepting his resignation from the position of Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, the regional government website reports.

Kobylkin was in charge of the region for eight years. According to the website, starting in 2014 over half of the gross regional product of the Russian Arctic zone was produced in Yamal-Nenets. For the last six years, the gross regional product in Yamal grew by 2.5 times. In terms of per capita gross regional product Yamal is ranked second in the country after the Nenets Autonomous Area. Investment in capital assets has increased by 2.8 times since 2011 at 5.8 trillion rubles over the last eight years.