Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov fired a top official for his wife's participation in a street fight with members of youth group Nashi over the way she had parked her car.
Madina Mingayeva, wife of deputy presidential plenipotentiary for Chechnya Tamerlan Mingayev, was caught on video threatening Nashi members who had asked her to move her car because it was blocking other parked autos outside the Yevropeisky shopping mall. The video, which went viral online this week after being posted on YouTube, shows a brawl break out when men defending Mingayeva arrive to confront the young men from Nashi.
Police said Thursday that they had opened a criminal case in connection with the incident.
On Saturday, Kadyrov announced that he had sacked Tamerlan Mingayev for his wife's "improper behavior" in the incident, RIA-Novosti reported.