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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.

  • PresBeeblebrox

    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

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

    • axmxz

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

      • ttommyunger

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

  • johnnyzhivago

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

  • Billmatic

    Luzhkov's football club sucked, too.

  • transfatz

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

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