Russian central bank chief quits on health grounds

RUSSIA - Viktor Gershchenko, chairman of the Russian central bank, resigned on Friday six months before his term was due to expire in September. He abruptly sent a letter of resignation to the president, Vladimir Putin, citing reasons of ill health.

Putin immediately asked parliament to accept the resignation and consider his nomination of First Deputy Finance Minister, Sergei Ignatyev, as successor. It seems certain that his choice will be approved, but in the meantime Gerashchenko will r

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