Vladimir Putin – The Polarizing Bear of Russia?

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Putin would also make a historic visit to Israel, the first by any Russian leader, in the hopes of getting a more prominent seat at the table of any discussions or agreements regarding the Middle East peace process.

The talks between the two countries would largely focus on security issues and the hope they could strengthen ties through the Russian sale of missiles to Syria was a major stumbling block. Putin’s focus was not just on external security issues as the tragic events of 2004 at the Beslan School would make clear and show just how steely his resolve truly was.

In September, for three days Chechnyan separatists held over 1,000 people, almost 800 of them children, hostage at the Beslan School in North Ossetia, a federal subject of Russia.

The militants demanded that Chechnya be granted immediate independence from Russia, however, they had grossly underestimated what the response from Putin and, in turn, the Russian military, would be. Instead of caving in to the demands of these terrorists, Putin would send in the troops.

A special forces unit would enter the school after hearing explosions from inside and the ensuing battle would cost the lives of over 300 innocent people, most of them children. As the country was mourning, Putin would famously say in a televised speech, “We showed ourselves to be weak. And the weak get beaten.”

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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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