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Under Putin, the uber-wealthy Russians known as 'oligarchs' are still rich but far less powerful

Dec. 06, 2023 08:29 AM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — When Vladimir Putin came to power in 2000, the outside world viewed those Russians known as “oligarchs” as men who whose vast wealth, ruthlessly amassed, made them almost shadow rulers. A “government of the few,” in the word's etymology. The term has...