Former French PM Fillon appointed to board of Russian state firm

Former conservative French prime minister François Fillon, whose 2017 presidential bid collapsed amid a 'fake jobs' scandal involving, unjustified employment of his wife and children paid out of public funds, has been appointed to the board of Russia's state oil company Zarubezhneft.

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Former French prime minister François Fillon has been named to the board of Russian state oil company Zarubezhneft, a list published by a website specialising in business information disclosure showed.