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Kremlin crack-up: who’s out to get Putin?

Inside the power struggle at the heart of Russia

15 October 2022

9:00 AM

15 October 2022

9:00 AM

The soldier with the Kalashnikov wasn’t happy. Neither were the hundreds of comrades who had chosen him as the spokesman for their angry complaints as they milled about on a train platform somewhere in Russia. ‘There are 500 of us, we are armed, but we haven’t been assigned to any unit,’ the newly mobilised soldier complained on a video that went viral earlier this month.

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