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27 July 2017 16:17 (South Africa)

Medvedev fires Moscow mayor

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has fired Yuri Luzhkov, the mayor of Moscow. Medvedev cited a loss of confidence in the mayor, who has held his position for 18 years. Luzhkov is perceived as belonging to the camp of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, and Medvedev's bold decision to fire him shows that he is beefing up his own political power base. Deputy mayor Vladimir Resin will become acting mayor, but he is not expected to occupy the position for long. Read more: The Guardian

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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