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Condolences on passing of Alexei Botyan

February 13, 2020

Vladimir Putin expressed his deep condolences to the family and friends of intelligence officer Alexei Botyan.

The message reads, in part:

“A legendary intelligence officer and a strong and extraordinary person has passed away. He led and took part in outstanding special operations that made an important contribution to the Great Victory and which became an eternal part of Russian and world history.”

The legendary intelligence officer, Hero of Russia Alexei Botyan passed away on February 13 at the age of 103.

February 13, 2020