Putin fires Klimenko as his internet adviser

Putin fires Klimenko as his internet adviser

Russian president Vladimir Putin has fired his main adviser on Internet issues German Klimenko, according to the order posted on the Kremlin website on June 13.

In a post to his Facebook page, Klimenko confirmed that he had been dismissed, and thanked Putin for his time as adviser, 

In other personnel moves, Putin opted to retain his chief of staff, Anton Vaino, two deputies - Sergei Kiriyenko and Aleksei Gromov - and top aides including foreign policy adviser Yury Ushakov and Vladislav Surkov, RFE/RL recalled.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov will also keep his position.

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