ST. PETERSBURG, June 21 - RAPSI. President Vladimir Putin has appointed Business Russia NGO leader Boris Titov as the ombudsman for entrepreneurs' rights.

"As a result of consultations with the business society, it was decided to appoint Boris Titov as the federal ombudsman," Putin said.
The respective order will be signed soon.

Titov will safeguard the rights of both Russian and foreign entrepreneurs.

The ombudsman will advocate business rights in court, suspend agency-level regulations upon court order and ask the court to suspend officials' actions as an interim measure.