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Putin’s Right-Hand Man ‘Survives Poison Assassination Attempt’

Vladimire Putin on horse

At a glance

  • Nikolai Patrushev, 71, was reportedly rushed to hospital in recent days
  • Reports say he afflicted by a “synthetic poison” but ultimately survived
  • Patrushev is the former head of the FSB and is seen as Putin’s right-hand man

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