Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

WATCH: How powerful is Russia?

In the last 18 months Russia has allegedly influenced the US elections, poisoned a former spy and his daughter in the UK and continues to prop up the Syria Regime.

How does a country that statistically lags far behind the US and others wield so much power and Influence?

It's longtime President, Vladimir Putin has a lot to do with it.

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