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Putin resurrects Cold War spy system

MOSCOW, July 15 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has reverted the country's intelligence service to a single spy agency similar to the Cold War-era KGB, The Telegraph said.

Russian train bombing deaths reach 42

MOSCOW, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- An apparent suicide bombing has killed at least 42 people and injured some 170 on a crowded commuter train in southern Russia, close to Chechnya.
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Nikolai Patrushev
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Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev (Russian: Никола́й Плато́нович Па́трушев) (born July 11, 1951) is a former Director of the Russian FSB, the successor organization to the KGB, and the current secretary of the Security Council of Russia. He was born in Leningrad and graduated from Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute in 1974, where he worked as an engineer at his department.

In 1974 he graduated from the Leningrad Ship-building Institute (now the State Marine Technical University of St.Petersburg); worked as an engineer.

He joined the KGB in 1975.

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