MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On November 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Oreshkin the country's new minister. He replaced former Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, who was caught in the act of taking a $2-million bribe for a positive appraisal that allowed Russian energy company Rosneft to buy the state's shares of Bashneft oil company.
"This is the first group of challenges and threats – volatility of global growth, instability of global financial markets, which of course impacts all global economies in today’s interdependent world," Oreshkin stated after Russia’s Security Council meeting.
The second group is related to increasing global competition of countries in the context of flagging global economic growth, while the third – to structural limitations to growth inside the country, Oreshkin added.
The fourth group of challenges is linked to financial, transport and energy infrastructure resilience to external influences and internal problems, the minister explained.