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Insider Reveals Obama's Handlers Will Not Leave Him Alone with Putin

Putin confidant Sergei Rodulgin told Russian media that Barack Obama is not allowed to be left alone with the Russian president for private conversations


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The cellist and conductor Sergei Roldugin, who is counted among Russian President Vladimir Putin's closest friends, has revealed a "secret" to the media about US President Barack Obama.

"I would like to tell you something confidentially," said the musician in a conversation with journalists on Thursday. "Obama's bodyguards are not trusting enough to leave him alone with Putin, so that they can speak one-on-one."

In addition, Roldugin stated that Putin did not shy away from taking on responsibility. That, in the musician's view, is the most important difference when comparing the Russian president with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other western leaders.


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