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Russia’s replaced attorney general to serve as presidential representative to the Northern Caucasus

Source: RIA Novosti

Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Yury Chaika, the country’s former attorney general, to serve as his plenipotentiary in the Northern Caucasian Federal District. Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti about the appointment but said Chaika’s appointment order has not yet been officially signed.

Yury Chaika was Russia’s attorney general for 14 years until Putin released him from his duties on January 20, 2020 “due to his transition to another job.” Investigative Committee deputy head Igor Krasnov will take over Chaika’s position. Chaika was known in opposition circles for a damaging report on corruption and organized crime connections in his family released by Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation in 2015. 

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