Liberal Democrats (UK)

Russia's Vladimir Putin again reshuffles his inner circle

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reshuffled his inner-circle again, giving the parliament speaker's job to his chief domestic strategist, a man who oversaw a vote that further strengthened the dominance of the main Kremlin party.

Friday's move is the latest twist in a wider Kremlin shake-up that has seen many old-time Putin allies lose their positions to younger, lower-profile aides.

Vyacheslav Volodin, whom Putin nominated as the new speaker of the State Duma, oversaw this month's parliamentary election in which the main party supporting Putin tightened its grip on the lower house. Volodin replaces Sergei Naryshkin, whom Putin on Thursday appointed as the new chief of...

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