Vladimir Putin's inner circle: Who's who, and how are they connected?
Updated 1143 GMT (1943 HKT) March 28, 2017
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Moscow (CNN)He's one of the most powerful men in the world. Born in St Petersburg in 1952, Vladimir Putin worked as a KGB spy in East Germany before going into politics -- working his way up from the mayor's office in St Petersburg to the top job of President.