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    >>> batch of wikileaks documents, leaks of u.s. state department cables which have revealed what a lot of dip tats really think about the world. in this new batch, splashed across the web and in great britain and here in the u.s., there are allegations the russians are running a mob state. someone has compared russian leaders putin and medvedev to batman and robin and putin comes under sharp attack as a macho character, oddly disen gauged and at times working from home. the reach of these wikileaks documents circles the globe and it's not open. let's go to our chief affairs foreign correspondent andrea mitchell . good evening.

    >> reporter: good evening, brian. these newly released cables expose deep fault lines in the u.s.-russian relationship. and uncertainly about the power sharing between prime minister putin and medvedev , who became president of russia in 2008 , when putin was barped from speaking a third term. some u.s. diplomats describe medvedev continues to play robin to put b's batman. surrounded by putin loyalists and subserve yant to putin 's political dominance. there's a cable from 2009 titled "questioning putin 's work ethic ," which describes his isolation. the cable, which was approved by the u.s. ambassador to russia says, there are consistent reports that putin resents the workload he carries, even describing him as a no-show, working from home. when state department cable quotes a senior spanish prosecutor investigating organized crime saying "russia has become a virtual mafia state, with the kremlin using mafia bosses to carry out its wishes, doing dirty work such as gun running ." robert gates was quoted as saying russian democracy has disappeared, calling the government an oligarchy run by the security services . what does putin think about all this? he called gates deeply misled and advises meamericans don't interfere. brian?

    >> andrea mitchell starting us off with this new information tonight

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