On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to integrate the Crimean Federal District into the Sothern Federal District of Russia.
According to the press office of Kremlin, the new subject will be headed by Vladimir Ustinov.
As it was said on the Kremlin’s website, President Putin made a decision to unite two districts of the country into one in order to improve the efficiency of activity of the government authorities.
From now on, the Sothern Federal District of Russia includes the Krasnodar, Volgograd, Astrakhan and Rostov regions, the Republics of Adygea, Kalmykia and Crimea, as well as the city of Sevastopol.
Until today, Vladimir Ustinov had been holding a position of RF Presidential Envoy in the Sothern Federal District since May 2008. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Justice Minister of Russia, from 2000 to 2006 – Ustinov held General Prosecutor’s Office of Russia.