Trutnev to head State Commission for Arctic Development
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Trutnev to head State Commission for Arctic Development

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev will be placed in charge of the State Commission for Arctic Development, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told commission members at a meeting in Sabetta in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area. He also named other members of the State Commission.

Interfax quotes Medvedev as saying: "I have decided to renew the State Commission's lineup. It will become more compact, it should be business-like, and its work should be more detailed. Yury Trutnev will head the commission." 

According to Interfax, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dmitry Kobylkin has been appointed the commission's deputy chairman. The commission also includes Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East Alexander Kozlov, Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Russian Government's Executive Office Anatoly Kiriyenko, as well as the following regional leaders: Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area Dmitry Artyukhov, Head of the Komi Republic Sergei Gaplikov, Murmansk Region Governor Marina Kovtun, Chukotka Governor Roman Kopin, Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Aisen Nikolayev, Arkhangelsk Region Governor Igor Orlov, Head of Karelia Arthur Parfenchikov, Krasnoyarsk Territory Governor Alexander Uss and Governor of the Nenets Autonomous Area Alexander Tsibulsky.