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I confess I know nothing about the Uzbek mafia, but this has caught my eye:

He had accessed Putin through Putin's long time secretary and now chef de cabinet, Piotr Jastrzebski.
Unless I'm missing something, by "chef de cabinet" he understands the head of the President Administration. Well, a quick trip to the official Kremlin site, kremlin.ru, reveals that there indeed is a certain Sergey Jastrzembski, who is Putin's aide.
by Sargon on Mon Sep 24th, 2007 at 12:26:19 PM EST

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