Russian Policeman Fired After Blogs on Corruption

A former Russian policeman, who accused officers in his home town of corruption in blogs that had more than one million Internet hits, said he wanted to discuss the affair with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Major Alexei Dymovsky was fired after he posted two video clips on YouTube in which he appealed to Putin to rein in senior officers who he accused of pressuring subordinates to charge innocent people to meet statistical targets.

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