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On the post of vice-speaker of the Council of Federation Vyacheslav Shtyrov was replaced by Galina Karelova
The senator from the Voronezh region Galina Karelova was elected deputy chairman of the Federation Council instead of the former head of Yakutia Vyacheslav Shtyrov, the press service of the Federation Council reports.
Federation Council Chairwoman Valentina Matvienko said that Shtyrov, who served as vice-speaker of 4 of the year, will focus on solving the tasks of developing the Far East. She added that now the Upper House of Parliament is preparing a law on the accelerated development of this region.
Commenting on the election of Karelova, Matvienko noted that the new vice-speaker held high positions in the executive branch, worked in the Duma, and her experience would be useful and in demand in the Senate.
Shtyrov served as President of the Republic of Sakha in 2002-2010. 31 May 2010, it became known that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the early termination of his powers.