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Putin changes economic team amid slowdown

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Russian President Vladimir Putin reshuffled his top economic aides on Monday in a move analysts said was aimed at giving the Kremlin more control to spend its way out of a looming recession. 

Elvira Nabiullina at a meeting in the Kremlin on June 10. Russian President Vladimir Putin named Nabiullina governor of the central bank as he reshuffled his top economic aides in a move analysts said was aimed at giving the Kremlin more control to spend its way out of a looming recession.

Putin's former top economic advisor Elvira Nabiullina took over as governor of the Russian central bank from the retiring Sergei Ignatyev in a shift that had first been announced in March.

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