Mr. Klebanov has since 2003 served as the presidents aide in Northwest Russia. Dmitrii Medvedev decided to appoint new leaders of the Southern and Volga Federal Districts. The leaders of the remaining five districts will remain in office. The leaders of the federal districts have powers of a number of issues in the regions, and in many regards function as the supervisors of the governors. President Dmitrii Medvedev yesterday announced the names of the countrys seven federal districts.