President Vladimir Putin has replaced the president of Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan.
Putin signed a decree on January 28 relieving Magomedsalam Magomedov of his duties.
He was appointed as a deputy head of the Russian presidential administration.
Putin appointed Ramazan Abdulatipov as the acting president of Daghestan.
Magomedov, 48, has run Daghestan since February 2010.
Abdulatipov, 66, is a veteran Russian politician who started his political career in the Soviet era.
Daghestan is the epicenter of an Islamic insurgency that has spread across Russia's North Caucasus region in the aftermath of two separatist wars in neighboring Chechnya.
Based on reporting by RIA-Novosti and Interfax