Alexei Kudrin
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Russian finance minister Kudrin's 'sensational' resignation

Russian media is describing the resignation of Alexei Kudrin as a "sensation" and "the most high profile resignation of Dmitry Medvedev's presidency".

The long serving Russian finance minister left the cabinet after a public falling out with President Medvedev.

His departure has provided a rare glimpse into the conflicts at the heart of the Russian leadership.

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg reports from Moscow.

  • 27 Sep 2011
  • From the section Europe
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