Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed a regional lawmaker as the new leader of Dagestan, the Kremlin said on Monday.
With the Kremlin's backing, Magomedsalam Magomedov is assured to become the region's next leader after current chief, Mikhu Aliyev, resigns later this month at the end of his term.
Russia imposed its control in Muslim states in the 1990s. Still low-level insurgency continues in Muslim states controlled by Russia.
Human rights groups have repeatedly accused the authorities of serious abuses including house burning, extra-judicial killings, torture and illegal punishment.
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