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MOSCOW, December 13 (Itar-Tass) — Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Tuesday signed a decree firing his first deputy Vladimir Resin in connection with his election to the State Duma lower house of parliament, sources from the city administration have told Tass.
“Vladimir Resin has been relieved of his duties as first deputy Moscow mayor in connection with his election as deputy of the sixth State Duma of the Russian Federal Assembly,” they explained.
Resin has been first deputy mayor for almost 20 years. He stood in elections from the ruling United Russia Party.