Russia: Putin loyalist steps down as speaker of parliament

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December 14, 2011
Washington Post    
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"A loyalist to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin who served as the speaker of Russia’s parliament resigned Wednesday in a move that appeared to be part of the government’s effort to stem public anger over alleged fraud in this month’s parliamentary election. Boris Gryzlov had served as speaker of the State Duma for eight years and helped make it a reliable rubber stamper of Putin’s decisions." (12/14/11)



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