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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 9, 2012 file photo, Russia's Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, left, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, bottom right, watch the Victory Day Parade, in Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin has fired the country's defense minister two weeks after a criminal probe was opened into alleged fraud in the sell-off of military assets. Putin made the announcement of Anatoly Serdyukov's dismissal on Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012 in a meeting with Moscow regional governor Sergei Shoigu, whom he appointed as the new minister. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)