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Table: The People behind Putin


The President's brethren from the KGB and St. Petersburg who are helping him increase the powers of the state

SERGEI IVANOV

Defense Minister. Ex-KGBer who trained with Putin in foreign intelligence work.

BORIS GRYZLOV

Interior Minister. Ex-St. Petersburg politician who is organizing the pro-Putin United Russia political party.

NIKOLAI PATRUSHEV

Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB). Ex-KGBer who served as Putin's deputy at the FSB.

IGOR SECHIN

Senior Kremlin aide. Ex-KGBer who minds Putin's daily schedule and worked with him in St. Petersburg mayor's office.

VICTOR IVANOV

Senior Kremlin aide. Ex-KGBer who is helping to rebuild Russia's military-industrial complex.

ALEXEI MILLER

CEO of Gazprom. A Putin loyalist whose company uses gas supplies to keep former Soviet republics in the Russian camp.

Data: BusinessWeek


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