Putin's former aid: Russia has been preparing for global war since 2003
Friday, September 26, 2014
People in the Baltic states cannot feel secure.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has a plan he has been working on for over a decade. So says former adviser to President Putin, Andrey Illarionov.
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