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Ex-Cop Joins Olympic Work

Former Moscow police chief Vladimir Pronin has been appointed deputy head of Olimpstroi, the state company responsible for preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Gazeta.ru reported Monday.

Pronin, who most recently worked as an adviser to the Moscow deputy mayor in charge of construction, got the job in July, the report said, citing the company’s press service. It was unclear why the appointment was not made public earlier.

President Dmitry Medvedev fired Pronin in April 2009, after police officer Denis Yevsyukov went on a shooting rampage in a Moscow supermarket, killing two people. 

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