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VTB Hires St. Petersburg Official Molchanov, Kommersant Says

VTB Group (VTBR) hired St. Petersburg’s former vice-governor, Yuri Molchanov, to supervise the bank’s infrastructure projects, Kommersant said, citing the bank’s press service.

Molchanov, who worked with his then colleague and now Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at Leningrad State University in developing the university’s international ties, was appointed VTB’s senior vice president as of Feb. 14, the newspaper said.

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