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Russia: Regional Minister Hired Through Internet

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Governance, Technology, RuNet Echo

A new minister for information technologies of Russia's Ulyanovsk region has been found through Internet [1] [RUS]. Elena Balashova, 35,  was one of 2,563 people who submitted their online applications for the position. The candidates used Livejournal to share their professional plan and were interviewed via Skype.