Mark Hollingsworth

Is this the man who will one day take over from Putin?

The chilling prospect of Nikolai Patrushev succeeding Putin is very real

Russian president Vladimir Putin, accompanied by Secretary of Russia's Security Council Nikolai Patrushev (Credit: Getty images)

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Mark Hollingsworth

Mark Hollingsworth is the author of ‘Londongrad – From Russia with Cash’. His new book, ‘Agents of Influence – How the KGB Subverted Western Democracies’, will be published by Oneworld this April.

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