Two Decades On, Smoldering Questions About The Russian President’s Vault To Power
August 07, 2019 By Mike Eckel Radio Free Europe www.rferl.org
Russian President Vladimir Putin with his Belarusian and Ukrainian counterparts, Alyaksandr Lukashenka (left) and Leonid Kuchma, at a service marking the defeat of Nazi Germany near the southern Russian town of Prokhorovka in May 2000.
One month after then-President Boris Yeltsin plucked a security agency official named Vladimir Putin from obscurity and made him prime minister, an explosion leveled a nine-story apartment building on Moscow’s outskirts.
The predawn blast on September 9, 1999, reduced the building …read more
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