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Tula Gets Mayor

United Russia member and former deputy speaker of the Tula region's Duma, Yevgeny Avilov, was elected mayor of Tula by city legislators on Thursday, Interfax reported.

The legislature fired previous mayor Alisa Tolkachyova last week, citing subpar job performance. Tolkachyova appealed the removal in a local court, where her complaint is still pending removal.

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