Vladimir Putin – The Polarizing Bear of Russia?

Vladimir Putin
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In 2012, while nearing the end of his third term as Prime Minister, Putin would successfully gain entry to the World Trade Organization, something Russia had been trying to do since the fall of the Soviet Union. That same year he would again seek the presidency, much to the chagrin of large swathes of the population, with many protesting and claiming that he was sidestepping the constitution in order to regain power.

Regardless of the mass protests, his political maneuvering was successful as he was inaugurated in May of 2012 and now serving a six year term, but as the year is now 2020, it seems that his rule of Russia is far from over.

Putin has placed himself as the sole founding father, architect and arbiter of 21st century Russia and few would be able to deny that his tenure at the top of Russian politics has seen Russia rise from the ashes of a communist system that left the country in near ruin.

His continued re-election and re-appointment have shown, regardless of the craft involved, he has successfully molded Russia in his own image, strong, uncompromising and both unwilling and unaffected by outside influences.

This stance and attitude have left many in the West suspicious and nervous about his motives and intentions on the world stage. As much as he has painted himself as a seemingly progressive and powerful leader, the long shadow of dictatorship has darkened the ground around him, making many Western countries focus solely on his more authoritarian leanings.

This has certainly not been without merit.

1 thought on “Vladimir Putin – The Polarizing Bear of Russia?”

  1. Putin was / is no choir boy. He now lives in a billion dollar palace with lavish gardens and secluded acreage. He leaves a trail of executed enemies and I would wager unlike the cowardly Clintons, he didn’t hire someone to do his dirty work. My guess is he has acquired much of his wealth from stealing. He is / was a thief, murderer and bully.

    That being said, he now promotes family, Christianity, a sovereign Russia. He loves his country.

    Russian military soldiers are encouraged to be heterosexual not homosexual like here in America. No red high heel marches for Russian troop and none of this insane transgender nonsense.

    Say what you will about Putin, but he always comes across with dignity and decorum unlike our womanizer Clinton, blustering big mouth Trump, queer, gay Obama, drunk at the podium Piglosi or senile pedophile Biden.

    Russia at the moment can be proud, they at least have a leader that acts like a leader. He’s not perfect but Vladimir Putin is a hell of a lot better than the traitors in DC that have sold our country out and are for the most part all sexual perverts, drunkards and cocaine addicts.

    I saw a picture of Putin as a young boy sitting on his mother’s lap. They are both rail thin and looked to be real Russian peasants. Vladimir Putin started out dirt poor. He had initiative, drive, focus and despite all the odds against him is now where he is at.

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