Putin set up a council on economic modernization and innovative development

Putin set up a council on economic modernization and innovative developmentRussian President Vladimir Putin has created and headed the Council to modernize the economy and the innovative development of Russia. The public agency is established to ensure cooperation between federal and regional state power structures, public associations, scientific and other organizations in examining questions related to economic modernization and innovative development of Russia, the document says.

The main objective of the Council is preparing of proposals to define trends and mechanisms for economic modernization and innovative development of Russia, including the development of state support of the industry, coordinating the activities of federal executive bodies, executive bodies of subjects of the Russian Federation, local authorities, business and expert communities in modernization of the economy and innovation development in Russia. In addition, the number of the Council’s tasks includes identification of priority areas, forms and methods of state regulation in order to modernize the economy and innovative development of Russia as well as the coordination of the of geographically separate complex for the research and development operation and commercialization of its results.

The decree abolished the Commission for Modernization and Technological Development of the Russian economy.

The board of economic modernization and innovative development of Russia includes:

Vladimir Putin - President of the Russian Federation (Chairman);
Dmitry Medvedev - President of the Government of the Russian Federation;
Alexander Abramov - Evraz Chairman of the Board of Directors (by agreement);
Michael Abyzov - Minister;
Andrey Belousov - Minister of Economic Development;
Ruben Vardanian - Chairman of the Board of Directors of RVC (by agreement);
Viktor Vekselberg - president of nonprofit organization Development Fund of the Center for the development and commercialization of new technologies (as agreed);
Alexander Gurko - President of the non-profit partnership Promoting the development and use of navigation technologies (by agreement);
Arkady Dvorkovich - Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation;
Vladimir Dmitriev - Chairman of the State Corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank) (by agreement);
Sergei Kiriyenko - Director General of State Corporation Rosatom (by agreement);
Dmitry Livanov - Minister of Education and Science of Russian Federation;
Ziyavudin Magomedov - Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Amount Group (as agreed);
Denis Manturov - Minister of Industry and Trade;
Rustam Minnikhanov - President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Chairman of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia;
Elvira Nabiullina - presidential aide;
Andrew Nikitin - Director General of independent non-profit organization The Agency of strategic initiatives for the promotion of new projects (as agreed);
Nikolai Nikiforov - Minister of Communications and Mass Communications.

The board also includes:

Alexander Novak - Energy Minister;
Mikhail Pogosyan - President of United Aircraft Corporation (the agreement);
Michael Baptist - Chairman of the Association of Science and Innovation SibAcademInnovation (by agreement);
Alexander Provotorov - President of Rostelecom (by agreement);
Igor Rudensky - Chairman of State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development (by agreement);
Andrew Rudskoy - Rector of St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (by agreement);
Anton Siluanov - Finance Minister;
Veronika Skvortsova - Minister of Health of the Russian Federation;
Ivan Streshinsky - CEO of Telecominvest (by agreement);
Vladislav Surkov - Deputy Prime Minister - Chief of the Russian government;
Roman Trotsenko - President of United Shipbuilding Corporation (by agreement);
Khlunov Alexander - Director of the Department of Science, Technology and Education unit of the Russian government;
Chemezov - Director General of State Corporation Russian Technologies (by agreement);
Anatoly Chubais - the chairman of the RUSNANO board (by agreement);
David Young - Chairman of the Abbyy Board of Directors (by agreement).

The Presidium of the Council to modernize the economy and the innovative development of Russia includes: Dmitry Medvedev, Elvira Nabiullina, Vladislav Surkov, Andrei Belousov, Alexander Abramov, Viktor Vekselberg, Arkady Dvorkovich, Rustam Minnikhanov, Andrey Nikitin, Andrey Rudskoy, Anton Siluanov and Roman Trotsenko.