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Russia: Putin replaces president of Daghestan

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 28 January 2013
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russia: Putin replaces president of Daghestan, 28 January 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/512235a28.html [accessed 14 July 2014]
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January 28, 2013

Ramazan Abdulatipov has been appointed the new president of Daghestan.Ramazan Abdulatipov has been appointed the new president of Daghestan.

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

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