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It is something of a symbolic figure in modern Russia.
« on: October 14, 2010, 01:43:02 AM »
"Yuri Mikhailovich Luzhkov did a great deal for Moscow's development and is something of a symbolic figure in modern Russia," Putin said.
In his first public comments on the showdown between Medvedev and Luzhkov since it erupted into the open three weeks ago, Putin depicted it as a personal clash and struck a delicate balance that seemed to place him above the fray.
"But it is completely clear that the mayor's relations with the president didn't work out," he told reporters. "The mayor is the president's subordinate and not the other way around -- therefore steps had to be taken to resolve the situation."
While the constitution allows the president to sack the Moscow mayor and regional governors and name a successor, top officials almost always resign before they are fired.

Luzhkov himself made no public comment but United Russia said he had quit the party.

 


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