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    A Just Russia party leader Sergei Mironov, who lost his job as speaker of the upper house of parliament last month, has been dismissed from Russia's Security Council, according to a presidential decree published on Friday.

    A Just Russia party leader Sergei Mironov, who lost his job as speaker of the upper house of parliament last month, has been dismissed from Russia's Security Council, according to a presidential decree published on Friday.

    The Security Council is a presidential advisory body that deals with national security affairs. Comprised of key government ministers and state officials, it is chaired by President Dmitry Medvedev.

    St. Petersburg's legislative assembly, which had nominated Mironov to the Federation Council, voted to recall him on May 18 after he came under fire from the ruling United Russia party for his criticism of St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko.

    Mironov took a seat in the lower house, the State Duma, on Wednesday after Yelena Vtorygina a fellow member of the A Just Russia party, gave up her seat for him.

     

    MOSCOW, June 10 (RIA Novosti)

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