October 5, 2016 / 1:22 PM / a year ago

Putin appoints deputy minister as new head of Rosatom

MOSCOW, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin appointed Alexei Likhachev, a deputy economy minister, as the new head of the state nuclear corporation Rosatom, the Kremlin said in a statement on Wednesday.

Earlier, the previous head of Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko, was appointed as first deputy chief of Putin's administration. (Reporting by Lidia Kelly and Dmitry Solovyov; Writing by Lidia Kelly)

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