Russian state media lauds Putin’s ‘win’ on Bout exchange

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By Guy Faulconbridge and Felix Light MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian state media on Friday lauded President Vladimir Putin for “winning” a prisoner exchange with the United States by swapping U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout. “Everyone will forget about Griner tomorrow,” Russian state television host Yevgeny Popov wrote on Telegram on Thursday. “Bout’s life is only beginning.” Bout arrived in Moscow late on Thursday after Russia and the United States swapped the arms dealer for Griner at Abu Dhabi airport. Described by the U.S. Department of Justice as one…

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