Russia’s Government Resigns As Putin Moves To Change The Constitution

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speak before a meeting with members of the government Wednesday in Moscow. The cabinet members resigned after Putin proposed a series of constitutional reforms, according to Russian news agencies.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, a Putin loyalist, and other principal government ministers resigned in a move designed to ease a package of changes recently proposed by Russia’s president.

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