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Putin Gets New Chief of Staff

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named a new chief of staff after his powerful, long-term ally, Sergei Ivanov, was dismissed unexpectedly Friday. The staff change is the biggest made inside the Kremlin in several years. The reason of Ivanov's dismissal are unclear, but state media reported Putin as framing the decision as mutual during a meeting with Ivanov and his replacement, Anton Vaino. "I remember well our agreement that you had asked me not to keep you as chief of...

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