World Bulletin / News Desk
President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the head of Dagestan, the Kremlin said on Monday, signalling concern over mounting insurgency in the mainly Muslim region.
Putin appointed Magomedsalam Magomedov to a role in the presidential administration, the Kremlin statement said, removing him from the post of provincial head that he had held since being appointed in 2010.
Ramzan Abdulatipov, a ruling United Russian party deputy from the region in Russia's lower house of parliament, was named to replace him as acting head.
Throughout the 12 years since Putin rose to power and crushed an independence war in Chechnya, but faces an insurgency across its mainly Muslim Caucasus mountain regions.Last Mod: 28 Ocak 2013, 14:32