Putin appointed to management of Russia’s Gazprom

Image courtesy of Gazprom
Image courtesy of Gazprom

Mikhail Putin has been appointed deputy chair of the management board of Russian gas giant Gazprom.

Gazprom’s board elected Mikhail Putin for a period of five years, according to a Gazprom statement.

Reuters reports that Mikhail Putin is a distant relative of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

He is a son of the president’s cousin, the news agency said citing a report by Interfax.

Gazprom did not reveal what Mikhail Putin’s responsibilities in the company would be.

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