As a bespectacled Russian spy, he's magnificent: glassy, reticent, restrained.
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It also chimed with a theme forcefully conveyed by the unlikely pairing of US Vice President Joe Biden and Lady Gaga earlier in the evening: that the horror of sexual abuse must stop.