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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ‘Lost Confidence’ In Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov’s Ability To Be a Jerk

Dmitry Medvedev says he had no choice but to remove Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov because Russia’s president “lost confidence” in him. “This is the first such instance” of removing a regional leader, says Medvedev in a presser, but probably won’t be the last. And while Medvedev figures out who will permanently replace the bigot Luzhkov, the now-ex-mayor is about to engage in some fun of his own: a friend of Luzhkov (the singer Iosif Kobzon) insists he’s going to challenge his dismissal in court.

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By:           JD
On:           Sep 29, 2010
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  • 5 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      I think it’s facinating that the Russian President has that authority. They obviously are not that far removed from the govt. of the Soviets if the president can just pluck somebody out of an elected position. Not that I’m sorry to see the homophobic turnd fired.

      Sep 29, 2010 at 11:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • reason
      reason

      We know the true authority is held by Putin. Medvedev is just a metaphor for Putin. One homophobe will be replaced by another, Russia is one of the most homophobic places in the world.

      Sep 29, 2010 at 11:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin2
      tallskin2

      “…..a friend of Luzhkov (the singer Iosif Kobzon) insists he’s going to challenge his dismissal in court.”

      Don’t make me larf !! Courts have no independence in Putin’s russia. The courts do what their political masters dictate. This issue was settled soon after Putin came to power when several independently minded judges ended up dead.

      Nothing to do with Putin of course. Oh no!

      Sep 30, 2010 at 1:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • peteNsfo
      peteNsfo

      When I heard about the removal of this man I thought, hey- Russia wants to be part of modern society…

      Nope. The guy had been trashing Medyedev in the press. The new guy is supposed to be just as homophophic.

      Sep 30, 2010 at 10:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Max
      Max

      All in Russian authority also very homophobic!!!

      Oct 3, 2010 at 11:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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