Putin picks economic adviser as Bank of Russia chief

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Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, has nominated his chief economic adviser, Elvira Nabiullina, as the new chairman of the Bank of Russia.

Nabiullina served as Russia's minister for economic development before becoming head of the economic bloc of the Presidential Executive Office in 2012. She graduated from Moscow State University in 1986.

The current chairman, Sergey Ignatiev, will complete his term on June 23 but will stay on at the central bank as an adviser to Nabiullina.

Ignatiev was

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