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Has President Medvedev shown his true colours?

By Tomas Hirst  

Yuri Luzhkov: corrupt, inept and bee-loving, according to Russian media reports

Yuri Luzhkov: corrupt, inept and bee-loving, according to Russian media reports

For many in Russia President Dmitri Medvedev’s dismissal of a powerful political rival simply underlines his firm grip on power. But the unsavoury way Medvedev snuffed out his opponent will alarm those who see Russia’s current president as a liberal counterpoint to Putin.

The dispute between Medvedev and Yuri Luzhkov, Moscow’s mayor for the past 18 years, once considered Russia’s second most powerful politician, was as brief…

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