Putin's bodyguard elected as Tula region Governor
Aleksey Dyumin, the Acting Governor of the Tula Region, won the regional election with 84.17% of supporters.
Dyumin, formerly the Deputy Minister of Defense, was appointed the Acting Governor in February 2016.
Before being appointed the Head of the Tula Region, Aleksey Dyumin had worked with the Federal Protective Service, keeping safe the President Vladimir Putin himself. Media also claimed Dyumin had been developing a plan to take former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to Russia.
Photo: Aleksey Dyumin (the Tula Region Acting Governor), Evgeniy Zinichev (the Kaliningrad region Acting Governor) and Vladimir Putin
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