Russia sacks armed forces chief
Russia's President, Vladimir Putin has dismissed the armed forces chief, just three days after the Defence Minister was sacked over a corruption scandal.
General Valery Gerasimov replaces Gen Nikolai Makarov as the new armed forces chief of general staff.
He commanded Russian forces during the conflict in Chechnya.
Sale of assets
Russian authorities are investigating the sale of Defence Ministry assets at prices below market value.
On Tuesday President Putin dismissed Defence Minister, Anatoly Serdyukov replacing him with a Former Emergencies Minister, Sergei Shoigu.