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MOSCOW, July 20 (RIA Novosti) – Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who headed the International Monetary Fund for four years and was France’s finance minister for two, has been appointed to the supervisory board of the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
“The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominique Strauss-Kahn to the Supervisory Board of the fund, which consists of 10 members,” the fund said in a statement on Friday evening.
Earlier in the week, the official was appointed to the supervisory board of Russian Regional Development Bank, owned by Russian state oil giant Rosneft.
The RDIF supervisory board is chaired by Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev. Among other board members are presidential administration chief Sergei Ivanov, Bank of Russia chairwoman Elvira Nabiullina , Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, presidential aide Andrei Belousov and others. RDIF is a 100 percent subsidiary of Vnesheconombank.
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The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.