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Putin revamps government with an eye to his future clout

Jan 16, 2020 - The Washington Post
Board and Executive Moves

MOSCOW " Russia's prime minister submitted his resignation Wednesday as part of a surprise government shake-up directed by President Vladi mir Putin as he looks to an eventual transition of power and seeks to ensure his influence after his term ends in 2024.

Putin accepted the resignation of Dmitry Medvedev, a longtime ally and political partner who once served as president. Medvedev, however, will remain in Russia's power structure as the Security Council's deputy chairman, a job that has...