Moscow's new mayor settles in

Sergei Sobyanin takes over from Yuri Luzhkov, who was fired for criticising Russia's leadership.

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    Moscow has a new mayor, following last month's dramatic sacking of the old one.

    The Moscow parliament has appointed Sergei Sobyanin, a close aide of Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, to the post.

    He takes over from long-serving mayor Yuri Luzhkov, who was fired for criticising Russia's leadership.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Moscow on what the change will mean for the Russian capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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