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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