Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks after a signing ceremony during a Russian-German business forum in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.Putin says his former defense minister’s apparent inability to control military assets was the reason behind his firing. Putin said Friday that Anatoly Serdyukov lost his job over “doubts about his ability to oversee property issues.” But he added that Serdyukov wasn’t facing any charges and could get a new official job. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks after a signing ceremony during a Russian-German business forum  in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.Putin says his former defense minister’s apparent inability to control military assets was the reason behind his firing. Putin said Friday that Anatoly Serdyukov lost his job over “doubts about his ability to oversee property issues.” But he added that Serdyukov wasn’t facing any charges and could get a new official job.  (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks after a signing ceremony during a Russian-German business forum in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.Putin says his former defense minister’s apparent inability to control military assets was the reason behind his firing. Putin said Friday that Anatoly Serdyukov lost his job over “doubts about his ability to oversee property issues.” But he added that Serdyukov wasn’t facing any charges and could get a new official job. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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