August 18, 2022


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“The very idea of ​​punishing a country with the largest nuclear arsenal in the world is absurd,” argues Dmitry Medvedev.

7:16 am: Sergei Zhirnov, former KGB spy and critic of Putin

Until 1992, Sergei Zhirnov was a Russian spy, an “illegal” hiding in France. Thirty years later, he frequents television sets, where he wears out President Vladimir Putin, accusing this former “Leningrad bandit” of “kamikaze” Ukraine.

The former shadow agent, 61 years old and sporty, crossed paths four times with the man who would become the all-powerful head of state of the Russian Federation. He “hated it,” he says in his book “The Gear,” published in June. Vladimir Putin is “Russian like me, but he embodies everything I don’t like: cynicism, lies, lack of empathy, brutality”, he warns from the first pages of the book.

During their first meeting, when he was still a student, Sergey Zhirnov said that he was “psychologically tortured” by the future president after speaking to a foreigner for a long time in French during the Moscow Olympics in 1980.

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