1-Feb-2011 11:44 AM

Russia appoints new head of transport security

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev appointed Interior Ministry General Viktor Kiryanov, head of traffic police, to the new post of head of transport security (Reuters/Shanghai Daily, 31-Jan-2011). Mr Medvedev commented: “I believe that within the Interior Ministry we need to optimise work on transport security ... Therefore I decided to create another deputy interior minister position." Mr Medvedev fired several transport police officers but maintained top officials in their positions after the 24-Jan-2011 bombing at Moscow Domodedovo International Airport

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