Photo Gallery: A Technocrat at the Reins
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Photo Gallery: A Technocrat at the Reins

Dissident Turned Technocrat Medvedev Takes On Putin with Governor Appointment

Russian President Dimitri Medvedev has named a former opposition leader as the governor of the region of Kirov Oblast. The appointment is a test of whether Medvedev can assert himself against his powerful prime minister, Vladimir Putin.
Translated from the German by Jan Liebelt
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