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Putin's Killers in Europe How Russian Agents Hunt Down Kremlin Opponents

A secret Russian death squad appears to be killing Moscow's enemies in the West in an effort to destabilize Europe. Perpetrators with connections to the Russian government appear to be responsible for the slaying of a Georgian national in Berlin. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
The Russian Embassy in Berlin, where two workers have been expelled following the recent murder of a Georgian national.

The Russian Embassy in Berlin, where two workers have been expelled following the recent murder of a Georgian national.

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A screen capture from the surveillance camera footage of the murder of Russian businessman Albert Nazranov in Moscow.

A screen capture from the surveillance camera footage of the murder of Russian businessman Albert Nazranov in Moscow.

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Facial recognition software found close matches between photos of Krasikov and Solokov.

Facial recognition software found close matches between photos of Krasikov and Solokov.

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Vladimir Putin: The reporting shows that people close to the Russian president were communicating with the agents at the times of the crimes.

Vladimir Putin: The reporting shows that people close to the Russian president were communicating with the agents at the times of the crimes.

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