one upon a time in russiaBen Mezrich author of "Once Upon A Time In Russia" (and the books that the movies "21" & "The Social Network" were based on) dropped by "Kilmeade and Friends" and talked to Brian about how the oligarchs came to power and why they put Putin in power.

Ben Mezrich explained that they originally installed Putin as Prime Minister because they felt they could control him, that changed quickly and he flipped on them. He also said that even though you can't prove it, if you went against Putin you wound up dying under very strange circumstances.