Fires Destroy 11,000 Hectares in Russia’s Far East; Viktor Ivanov Dismissed from Security Council

May 10, 2016
A fire burns in Russia's Far East. Photo by

LIVE UPDATES: President Vladimir Putin has removed from Russia’s Security Council Viktor Ivanov, the former head of the Federal Narcotics Control Service, a close associate from his days in the KGB, and may tap him as deputy interior ministry.

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