Putin Dismisses Powerful Chief Of Staff: Kremlin

Putin dismisses powerful chief of staff: Kremlin

MOSCOW, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 12th Augst,2016) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday unexpectedly dismissed his close ally and powerful chief of staff Sergei Ivanov, the Kremlin said in a statement. "Russian President Vladimir Putin has decreed to relieve Ivanov of his duties as head of the Russian presidential administration," the statement said, adding that Ivanov would now serve as a special representative for environmental and transportation issues.