Russia's Putin Fires Longtime Ally Ivanov in High-Profile Kremlin Reshuffle

August 12, 2016 10:46 AM

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Russia's Putin Fires Longtime Ally Ivanov in High-Profile Kremlin Reshuffle

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday fired Sergei Ivanov, his chief of staff and one of his closest allies, in the most high-profile power reshuffle at the Kremlin in years.

Ivanov is the latest long-standing Putin ally to have been sidelined in what analysts described as Putin's attempt to bring in a new, younger entourage.

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