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Putin replaces Russia army chief in military shake-up

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President Vladimir Putin on Friday replaced Russia's army chief of staff with a veteran commander from the second Chechnya war, in a shake-up of the military after the sacking of the defence minister. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin, seen here on November 7, has replaced the army chief of staff with a veteran commander from the second Chechnya war, in a shake-up of the military after the sacking of the defence minister.

Army chief of staff Nikolai Makarov has been replaced by General Valery Gerasimov, a commander from the second Chechnya war, Putin announced days after the sacking of defence minister Anatoly Serdyukov in a graft scandal.

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