TV channel “Russia 1” showed a documentary film “Russia. Recent History ”, which, among others, included an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Putin spoke about “the collapse of historical Russia called the Soviet Union”, that in the 1990s “the situation was very difficult -” there was a civil war in the country, ” RF.
Also, Putin said that representatives of the American special services in the 1990s “climbed everywhere.” “Even if they were not regular employees of the CIA, they probably reported to the State Department and the CIA on the results of their work,” TASS quotes Putin.
In particular, according to the President of the Russian Federation, American specialists were present at some enterprises of the nuclear complex. “We sat in our factories and went there as if to work every day,” he said.
Putin stressed that he himself at that time “worked in St. Petersburg as a deputy mayor and was not involved in such high politics.”
Putin spoke about the CIA officers who worked in the Russian government in the 1990s on December 9 at a meeting of the Human Rights Council. As in the film “Russia. Recent history “, Putin then noted that the CIA officer participated in the privatization, which is prohibited by law, for which he was prosecuted.
In the late 1990s, charges of illegal enrichment were brought against Andrei Shleifer and Jonathan Hay, who were consultants to the Russian government on privatization issues. Shleifer was assigned a large fine, it is not known whether Haye was somehow punished.