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Is he a diplomat? Or is he a hit man? Is it an intelligence service? Or is it a crime syndicate? Is it a state? Or is it a mafia? I ask these questions because something caught my attention this week that highlights the nature of Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin regime and undermines the logic of those calling for rapprochement with Moscow.
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