Putin Dismisses Long-Time Ally Ivanov as His Chief-of-Staff

  • Deputy chief-of-staff Anton Vaino will replace Ivanov
  • Ivanov named special representative for environment, transport

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Sergei Ivanov.

Photographer: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise change in the Kremlin, dismissing Sergei Ivanov, his chief-of-staff since December 2011, as he makes way for younger blood by replacing some long-time allies.

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