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09/28/2010 09:34 PM ID: 85604 Permalink   

Russian President Medvedev Fires Moscow Mayor

 

Russia´s president Dmitry Medvedev has reportedly fired Moscow´s mayor Yuri Luzhkov.

The 74-year-old had served as mayor for 18 years. Nevertheless, he had to leave because he "had lost the trust of the president of the Russian Federation", a presidential decree confirmed.

The mayor openly criticized the Kremlin and complained of being dropped by the party.

 
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  There should be term limits...  
 
on every elected government position. There is too much opportunity and incentive for corruption. The longer a politician stays in office the deeper the corruption becomes entrenched. It´s as true in Russia as it is in the USA or China.
 
  by: valkyrie123     09/28/2010 10:15 PM     
  the word Kremlin  
 
always brings to mind nice furry little dudes that if you feed them too much water they become bad... hmmm..
 
  by: nimira     09/28/2010 10:23 PM     
 
 
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