On Kremlin mutants and sushi with Putin

  • 2003-11-20
  • By Henry Meyer, AFP
MOSCOW - A scandal over the biting memoirs of a former Kremlin pool reporter has lifted the veil of secrecy over the tight censorship wielded by President Vladimir Putin, a few weeks before key parliamentary elections.The book, by 30-year-old Yelena Trebugova, describes in sarcastic detail the Kremlin's daily life in former President Boris Yeltsin's waning years and his successor Putin's ascendancy.Branding presidential officials as "mutants," Trebugova reveals in "Tales of a Kremlin Digger" how Putin's press secretary personally vets all questions to Putin and excludes all but tame journal...
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