Aug. 12, 2016 This comes amid significant reshuffling in Moscow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin today removed his long-time chief of staff, Sergei Ivanov, from his post. The demotion of one of Putin's closest allies – who had been at the president's side since their days in the Soviet-era KGB and became one of Russia's most powerful men – comes after a string of government reshuffles. Ivanov is the highest-ranking Putin ally impacted by the changes, and his departure also comes at a time when there are reports that another Putin ally, Rosneft chief Igor Sechin, may be falling into disfavor as well.
Get Full Access Today
This content is fully viewable by Premium Subscribers.