Oleg Belaventsev

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Oleg Belaventsev

Oleg Yevgenyvich Belaventsev (Russian: Олег Евгеньевич Белавенцев) (born September 15, 1949 in Moscow) is a Russian naval officer (Vice-admiral) and political figure.

On March 21, 2014, Belaventsev was appointed Presidential envoy (Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in a Federal District) of the newly created Crimean Federal District.[1] His appointment coincided with the formation of the new federal district.[2] Belaventsev is considered politically close to the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.[3]