President Vladimir Putin held a meeting at the Kremlin, on Wednesday, April 12, with members of the Russian Government.The head of state began the meeting with a general congratulation on Cosmonautics Day, and also congratulated the Minister of Finance Siluanov on his birthday. The meeting was devoted to the development of the contract system in the field of public procurement and municipal needs.Before the official partVladimir Putin: It is our colleague’s birthday today. Let us congratulate him.Mr Siluanov, this is a collection of works by Sergei Vitte, [Russia’s] finance minister [in 1892–1903]. He was also a diplomat and held other official positions. No, we are not transferring you to a new post. (Laughter)Finance Minister Anton Siluanov: Thank you.
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