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Putin Makes Sweeping Cabinet Changes

President Vladimir Putin dramatically reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday, installing close allies as defense and interior ministers and ousting the nuclear power minister.

The Real End of the Yeltsin Era?

President Vladimir Putin has launched his first major salvo against the entrenched Yeltsinites he inherited a year ago, but he did so in a way that preserved stability.

Nuclear Minister Ousted

President Vladimir Putin sacked Nuclear Power Minister Yevgeny Adamov at a time when the minister was coming under mounting pressure for alleged corruption and abuse of office.

Love for President Strong but Not Blind

Opinion polls show that President Vladimir Putin enjoys the support of about 75 percent of Russians. But the love is not blind.

Putin's Move Fans Hope For Reform

President Vladimir Putin explained his first major government reshuffling as ""a step toward the demilitarization of public life.""

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