Opinion: Putin's party paid for by oil money (II)

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On 26 March, fifteen years ago, Vladimir Putin was elected the president of Russia. The moment coincided with the start of a global oil price boom that brought billions in additional revenue to Russia.
Vladimir Putin
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Putin's party paid for by oil money (I)

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