Medvedev Fires Prominent Moscow Mayor

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Yuri Luzhkov, the longtime mayor of Moscow, has been fired by Russian President Dmitri Medvedev after holding the job for 18 years. Though Luzhkov has been considered a popular politician, Premier Vladimir Putin changed the Russian constitution so mayors and governors are now appointed and dismissed by presidential decree. To tell us how and why fortunes changed for this once powerful politicians, we're joined by the BBC's Olexiy Solohubenko in Moscow.

Guests:

Olexiy Solohubenko

Produced by:

Kate McGough

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