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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2020 1:14 p.m. PST

…President of Russia.

"Short of stature and with a strangely expressionless face, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin seemed the image of a boring bureaucrat when he was elected Russia's third president 20 years ago.

Yet today Putin has become the Godfather of a vast Mafia state and to do that he has combined the dirty skills of a former spy with a close knowledge of Russia's violent underworld, according to a new three-part documentary that starts tomorrow night on Channel 4.

Putin: A Russian Spy Story shows how much of the Russian's political career was informed by his time as a KGB officer in the late 1980s and, later, as a fixer at the heart of corrupt local politics and the criminal underworld of St Petersburg…"

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StarCruiser23 Mar 2020 6:57 p.m. PST

"…his power is as awesome as any Czar."

Yes but, no Czar would be likely to step to such low levels as working with mobsters…right?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 12:17 p.m. PST



jdginaz24 Mar 2020 1:25 p.m. PST

In the Czar's time the mobsters were called Boyars.

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