24 may 2012

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meets with his deputies and announces the division of responsibilities between the first deputy prime minister and deputy prime ministers

Transcript of the beginning of the meeting:

Dmitry Medvedev: There are certain issues I would like to discuss with you. Before we begin, I would like to inform you that I have signed a document on delegating responsibilities among deputy prime ministers. At first, I thought that perhaps I wouldn't do this, that I would address all the issues myself. Then I realised that a lot of issues are the direct responsibility of the government, and that I would not be able to manage all of it on my own. Consequently, these responsibilities have also been distributed among you. I know that you were involved in certain specific areas, and in discussing their oversight and coordination. Therefore I hope that everything that is delegated to you by my executive order will be carried out and monitored as effectively as possible. So, good luck!