Medvedev Fires Moscow Mayor, For Democracy

by Riley Waggaman

Dmitri Medvedev just straight up fired the controversial Mayor o’ Moscow. Russia, you know? Anyway, read:

Officially, the Kremlin attributed Mr. Medvedev’s decision to his “loss of trust” in Mr. Luzhkov. But the two men had been feuding, and Mr. Luzhkov had seemed in recent weeks to be trying to create a rift between Mr. Medvedev and his mentor, Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin, who is widely considered the country’s pre-eminent leader.

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PresBeeblebrox September 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm

As the FSB boys carried a blindfolded Yuri out into the waiting black van with black-tinted windows, a muffled scream could be heard: "Знаешь, Ленин жив!"

ttommyunger September 28, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Don't think Barry & Co. aren't taking notice, and notes.

axmxz September 28, 2010 at 12:53 pm

You didn't think Daley just cold gave up his divine right because he felt like retiring to the Illinois countryside, did you?

ttommyunger October 27, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Looks like all that eavesdropping, email reading and wiretapping is paying off.

johnnyzhivago September 28, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Don't feel bad, he's going on "Dancing with the Zvezd" next week….

Billmatic September 28, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Luzhkov's football club sucked, too.

transfatz September 28, 2010 at 11:14 pm

I think this qualifies as a layoff. In Russia "firing" is an altogether different matter.

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