Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Putin dismisses Russian defense minister after scandal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov on Tuesday after the ministry was drawn in to an investigation into allegations of fraudulent sales of military assets.

Putin was shown on television informing Sergei Shoigu, a former emergencies minister, that he wanted him to replace Serdyukov.

(Reporting by Thomas Grove, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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