Moscow's acting mayor appointed on Saturday a new deputy mayor after the previous job holder resigned over corruption allegations.
Vladimir Shukshin, who has held various senior positions in Moscow's government, was nominated for the job by acting mayor Vladimir Resin. He will also take charge of the City Hall's Control Committee overseeing the capital's lucrative construction sector.
Former Deputy Mayor Alexander Ryabinin handed in his notice last week, after investigators reopened a criminal case for corruption against him. Ryabinin was accused of embezzlement in March but the prosecution was soon dropped.
Moscow's ex-mayor Yury Luzhkov, who was sacked by President Dmitry Medvedev last week, had often spoken out in defense of Ryabinin.
MOSCOW, October 2 (RIA Novosti)