United Russia’s rising star may be appointed key city governor

President Medvedev has proposed United Russia MP Vladimir Gruzdev as the next head of the Tula Region.

Gruzdev is already serving as the region’s interim governor. He is a rising star in United Russia, having quickly established himself in the Duma, where he heads a legislation-review committee.

Tula Region’s former head Vyacheslav Dudka resigned following a 40 million ruble bribery scandal involving one of his employees. The FSB arrested Dudka for questioning in February.

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