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Penza's Mayor Breaks Up Street Brawl

The mayor of a city in the Volga Federal District has broken up a brawl.

The incident took place in the center of Penza on Tuesday, when the mayor was returning to the administration building from a regional government meeting.

Mayor Roman Chernov stopped the fight and turned two of the people involved into the police for a check.

"Penza is a cultured city, it is no place for fights," Chernov told the offenders, according to the municipal administration's website.

It was not immediately clear how many people were involved in the brawl.

In the early 1990s, Chernov worked for the Border Guard Service, and from 1995 to 1998 he was a regional Federal Security Service officer.

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