Alexander Novak remains Russian energy minister

MOSCOW, January 22, 2020 – Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak will retain his position following a Cabinet shake-up, the Kremlin has stated in a decree on its website.


The decree was signed by President Vladimir Putin, who unveiled constitutional and Cabinet changes last week.

The continuation of Novak’s role was seen as a boost for the <a href='’>OPEC+ agreement, as the minister was crucial to its negotiation.  He has served as energy minister since 2012.

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