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  11/6/2012, Cheshvan 21, 5773

Putin Dismisses Defense Minister over Corruption Probe

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, Tuesday, due to an investigation of Serdyukov on suspicion of fraud and illegal sale of military assets.

Putin replaced Serdyukov with Governor Sergei Shoigu of the Moscow region, a former minister of Russia's emergency services.