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From the Archive: Ex-Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov's Life

Yury Luzhkov, the former mayor of Moscow, died on Tuesday at the age of 83. He served as the mayor of Russia's capital for 18 years, overseeing the city's transformation into a modern metropolis from 1992-2010.

After then-President Dmitry Medvedev said he had “lost confidence” in Luzhkov and dismissed him in September 2010, Luzhkov started developing his own business.

Here's a look at the former Moscow mayor's life in photos:

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