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Putin moves 3 in Cabinet shake-up

President Vladimir Putin promoted two top Kremlin officials yesterday, both mentioned as possible presidential candidates in 2008, and brought the tough governor of an oil-rich Siberian region to Moscow to be his new chief of staff in a Cabinet shake-up. Putin first gave Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov the additional post of first deputy prime minister yesterday, — a move he said was designed to bolster efforts to improve Russia’s military. Full Story

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