Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Reuters

As a spy, Vladimir Putin was ‘conscientious and disciplined’, declassified KGB documents reveal

  • Putin worked for the secret service from the mid-70s and was posted in Dresden, then East Germany, as Soviet power was crumbling
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Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Reuters
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Russian financier Yevgeny Prigozhin is a key figure suspected of being behind the Internet Research Agency, and is seen as close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. File photo: AP

Facebook says ‘Putin’s chef’ Yevgeny Prigozhin now meddling in politics across Africa, removes fake accounts operating from Russia

  • Campaigns shut down had posted about local news and geopolitical issues, as well as sharing content from Russian and local state-controlled media
  • Networks targeted Madagascar, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Sudan and Libya.
Topic |   Africa

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Russian financier Yevgeny Prigozhin is a key figure suspected of being behind the Internet Research Agency, and is seen as close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. File photo: AP
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