Putin is not someone who sets strategic plans; he lives today. He’d always have well-sharpened pencils, a clean sheet of paper and a newspaper. There were no documents, nothing. I had been in politics about 10 years and seen everyone. They’d have tons of documents. They’d always be doing something. But with him it was just quiet, no one there, no meetings, everything quiet. He’d sit there, or watch TV. He really likes watching TV. — Sergei Pugachev, a Russian businessmen once so well connected in Moscow that he was called the “Kremlin’s banker” (Nov. 2014)
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