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Putin Gives Top Job To Tank-Factory Worker

A Russian tank passes by a huge portrait of Vladimir Putin. (file photo)
A Russian tank passes by a huge portrait of Vladimir Putin. (file photo)
Russian President Vladimir Putin has given a senior government position to a tank-factory worker who had offered to come to Moscow with fellow workers to break up opposition protests against Putin's continued rule.

Igor Kholmanskikh was named Putin's envoy to the Ural Mountains region.

Putin said he expects that Kholmanskikh's new post will help Putin's administration protect the interests of workers.

Kholmanskikh, a section head at the Uralvagonzavod factory that builds battle tanks in the Urals city of Nizhny Tagil, became publicly known when he denounced anti-Putin protesters during Putin's reelection campaign for a third term as president.

Kholmanskikh volunteered to gather a group of colleagues and help clear Moscow streets of anti-Putin demonstrators if police would not do so.

Putin visited Nizhny Tagil earlier this month.

Based on reporting by AP and Interfax
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by: Toni Berns from: US
May 19, 2012 20:47
The Director-General of the plant served with Putin in Germany .... walking along the bars, drinking beer ...

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
May 19, 2012 21:21
Aha, and this is now a sign of what? "Putin is so afraid of Navalny that he is ready to give top jobs to just like anyone" :-))?

by: Anonymous from: USA
May 19, 2012 21:35
Clearly sends the wrong message. Beat up people---get promoted to cushy bureaucrat. Loyalty over qualifications!

by: Konstantin from: Los angeles
May 20, 2012 02:37
"Vo daet!" - What a move! Are they really have mimic,
To a detail, the Russian Revolution replay gimmik?
"Shorty" crone-prince of Russia, the Zcar's son ,
Running Russia, with Beckersdorf and Stolypin.
Varaga-Prussaka arsenal worker son of a gun?

Are they really hope to survive replay, this time?
By korobochka's, GRU, Spetcnaz and witches?
Loose, Putin, Vanda for Nostradamus for a wile,
"Medusian Devices", contrary to all your wishes,
Could be baned soon - Rusians might turn wild!

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