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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Luzhkov Replaces Moscow Prefect

Mayor Yury Luzhkov has replaced the head of Moscow’s northwest administrative district with a United Russia loyalist, a City Hall source told RIA-Novosti on Monday.

Luzhkov replaced prefect Viktor Kozlov, who resigned in August, with Yelena Vasina, a former deputy prefect of the central administrative district and former head of the Basmanny district administration.

Vasina, born in Moscow, has worked in City Hall since 1978 and has been a municipal official since 1985, RIA-Novosti reported.

She also coordinated cooperation between United Russia and the authorities of Moscow’s central administrative district, the web site of the party’s district branch said.

Kozlov, 56, had occupied the prefect’s post since 1996 and worked in the city administration since 1981, RIA-Novosti said.