How the KGB shaped Vladimir Putin and his Russian oligarchs | It’s Complicated

As Russia sent troops into Ukraine in February, countries around the world imposed severe sanctions on a group of influential Russian billionaires known as oligarchs. The intention being to turn the screw on Vladimir Putin’s war finances.
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But who are these oligarchs, and how does Putin manage them and their wealth? Through the stories of two prominent businessmen, Roman Abramovich and Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Josh Toussaint-Strauss examines how Putin’s days in the KGB have informed the way he controls his web of oligarchs and their fortunes

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