May 18, 2018 / 3:48 PM / a month ago

Russian former deputy PM appointed joint chair of tech foundation

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich has been appointed joint chair of Rusia’s Skolkovo Foundation, Skolkovo said in a statement.

The foundation is aimed at promoting innovation and tech startups. The president of the foundation is Russian businessmen Victor Vekselberg. In April the U.S. government imposed sanctions on Vekselberg and his Renova Group conglomerate.

Reporting by Oksana Kobzeva; Writing by Polina Nikolskaya; Editing by Christian Lowe

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