AM Headlines: Putin Shuffles Governors, Appoints FSB to Head Customs, Kaliningrad

July 28, 2016
President Vladimir Putin eating breakfast in the fields with the mechanics during a visit to an agricultural complex . The manager congratulated the president on St. Vladimir's Day, which marks the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of the Russian people. Photo by Dmitry Smirnov/Twitter

LIVE UPDATES: President Vladimir Putin has made a number of personnel shuffles, removing the governor of Russian-occupied Sevastopol and putting a KGB general in charge of Kaliningrad Region bordering Baltics.

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