Russian President Vladimir Putin, then prime minister of the country, visits a former palace of Great Prince Alexei Alexandrovich Pomanov, in St. Petersburg, Russia, with longtime friend Sergei Roldugin, and then-president Dmitry Medvedev, on Nov. 21, 2009. A leak of records from an international law firm shows that Roldugin is a behind-the-scenes player in a clandestine network operated by Putin associates that has shuffled at least $2 billion through banks and offshore companies.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, then prime minister of the country, visits a former palace of Great Prince Alexei Alexandrovich Pomanov, in St. Petersburg, Russia, with longtime friend Sergei Roldugin, and then-president Dmitry Medvedev, on Nov. 21, 2009. A leak of records from an international law firm shows that Roldugin is a behind-the-scenes player in a clandestine network operated by Putin associates that has shuffled at least $2 billion through banks and offshore companies. Dmitry Astakhov AP/RIA Novosti Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin, then prime minister of the country, visits a former palace of Great Prince Alexei Alexandrovich Pomanov, in St. Petersburg, Russia, with longtime friend Sergei Roldugin, and then-president Dmitry Medvedev, on Nov. 21, 2009. A leak of records from an international law firm shows that Roldugin is a behind-the-scenes player in a clandestine network operated by Putin associates that has shuffled at least $2 billion through banks and offshore companies. Dmitry Astakhov AP/RIA Novosti Kremlin

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  • Footage shows North Korean defector's escape

    The United Nations Command released video showing a North Korean defector crossing the border between North Korea and South Korea on November 13. The UNC is responsible for policing the Demilitarized Zone accused North Korea of violating the armistice agreement when a soldier crossed the military demarcation line in pursuit of the defector. South Korean officials announced on Tuesday, November 21, that the former Korean People’s Army soldier had regained consciousness after having been shot six times by North Korean border guards as he escaped via the Joint Security Area in Panmunjom.