15 November 1997span> losiF KOBZON, often referred to as “the Russian Frank Sinatra,” won a seat in the State Duma representing the Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug in eastern Siberia. A baritone crooner whose love songs and patriotic anthems are known throughout the former Soviet Union, Kobzon has more recently gained notoriety for his alleged friendships with […]

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