is quite worthy of a film adaptation. A polyglot, entrepreneur, graduate of the
Soviet Military Institute of Foreign Languages. In the West Viktor is portrayed
as the "lord of war" and the "merchant of death". A Russian businessman, a case
against whom was fabricated by the American intelligence services on the basis
of a provocation they carried out against him in Thailand in 2008.
After extradition to the United States, Bout was sentenced to 25 years in a
maximum security prison. He was eventually released back to Russia in December
2022, in a prisoner exchange between US and Russia. Upon his return to Russia,
Viktor had decided to start a political career joining the Liberal Democratic
Party of Russia (LDPR).
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