Russian deputy PM Surkov forced out in blow to Medvedev




 
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Russian deputy PM Surkov forced out in blow to Medvedev
 
May 8th, 2013  
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Russian deputy PM Surkov forced out in blow to Medvedev
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov was forced to quit in a power struggle between the Kremlin and the government on Wednesday, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The Kremlin said in a statement that President Vladimir Putin had accepted Surkov's resignation, one day after the former KGB spy reprimanded the government for failing to carry out all his presidential orders and decrees. "It's of his own volition," presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "It's to do with the fact that decrees were not carried out. ...




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