From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin 7 months ago

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Putin’s intent on pushing back against the Western world order... and it appears to be working.

Sources:
2:42 "Russian Hell" https://archive.org/details/RussianHell_MPEG

Further reading:
Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? By Karen Dawisha

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Vladimir Putin has been ruling Russia since 1999. In that time he has shaped the country into an authoritarian and militaristic society. The Soviet Union dissolved into 15 new countries, including the new Russian Federation. In Putin’s eyes, Russia had just lost 2 million square miles of territory. But Putin’s regime has also developed and fostered the most effect cyber hacker army in the world and he’s used it to wreak havoc in the West. But the election of Donald Trump brings new hope for the Putin vision. Trump’s rhetoric has been notably soft on Russia. He could lift sanctions and weaken NATO, potentially freeing up space for Putin’s Russia to become a dominant power once again.


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