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01/29/2013

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Putin Ousts Dagestan Leader Magomedov

President Vladimir Putin on Monday dismissed Magomedsalam Magomedov as leader of turbulent Dagestan, a republic where authorities are fighting a militant Islamist insurgency.

Pressure Growing on Serdyukov With New Allegations

The Moscow Times
The net appears to be closing on former Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov after military investigators opened an investigation into extravagant improvements at a dacha belonging to his brother-in-law, a news report said Monday.

Deputies Shelve Bill Targeting Foreigners on State TV

Lawmakers on Monday said they would shelve a bill blocking foreigners from working in state television if they made remarks "discrediting" Russia or its government.

Military Housing Shortage to Be Resolved in 2013

The Moscow Times
The Defense Ministry will fully resolve a shortage of housing for military personnel by the end of the year, an official promised.

Ingushetia Unveils Plan to Lure Skiers

Skiers, mountain hikers and sports enthusiasts can add another unconventional destination to their travel schedule: Ingushetia is to open its first ski lift next month.

Frenchman Found Dead in Suspected Murder

A French citizen identified in news reports as Regis Morvan, head of the tourism marketing firm RM Consultants Russia, was found dead of an apparent head wound in his downtown Moscow apartment on Monday. The Investigative Committee has begun a murder investigation.

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