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Putin Shakes Up High-Level Staff At Interior Ministry

President Vladimir Putin at an appearance in May before Interior Ministry staff in Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree dismissing several high-ranking officials at the Interior Ministry.

Those dismissed include the deputy head of the Interior Ministry’s main directorate for internal security and the deputy head of the ministry’s main economic-security and anticorruption directorate.

The same document also sacked the deputy director of the CIS Coordination Bureau for Combating Organized and Other Dangerous Crimes.

Putin has also signed a decree dismissing the head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Agency’s directorate for North Ossetia.

The document was posted on the Kremlin's website on August 22.

Based on reporting by Interfax and RFE/RL