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Russia appoints new head of transport security

1-Feb-2011 11:44 AM

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