Fillon meets Putin at the 19th St Petersburg International (Photo credit The Kremlin Economic Forum in 2015)

Ex-Prime Minister Fillon to join Russian hydrocarbon company

Former french Prime Minister François Fillon is to join the board of directors of the Russian oil company Zaroubejneft, according to a Russian government decree. He is the nominee of the Russian government. Zaroubejneft specializes in the development and exploitation of oil and gas fields particularly overseas.