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Who is Vladimir Putin?

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posted on Mar, 7 2022 @ 10:50 PM
Admittedly, I haven't known much about who Putin is, who he really is. So, I started watching a few documentaries. Here's what I've seen in the last couple of days. Prior to this I only knew of Putin from short video clips and stories I've read over the years - more recently. Few and far between prior to the last year.

I know there is plenty of corruption in Russia, but never cared to know any more details. Just wasn't relevant to me. Russia scores really really low on the Corruption Perceptions Index. Much lower than China. Around place 120-130. Just like Ukraine. That's why there are so many lies on both sides, nevermind war propaganda.

Been to Moscow & St.Petersburg many years ago, but that was just to see some tourist sights / geography, not understanding anything in depth. But sometimes even brief visits can give one a reference point to learn more when needed.

Anyway...I feel a bit more enlightened now about Putin and what is going on.

PBS Frontline: Putin's Way - learn about the 99 Moscow Apartment Bombings

The Man Putin Fears the Most

above video references this one below - which I've just mostly seen. Fascinating insights into the character of Putin and his surrounding cronies.

Putin's Palace: The World's Largest Bribe - watch on youtube with subtitles. 120 million views!


Bonus: I saw this video clip from one of the above creators (Johnny Harris) before learning about Putin's Palace. It also sheds more light on Putin at the end - when it talks about something he supposedly wrote. Didn't realize Ukraine is the root of Russia. It's like a "spiritual" connection.

The REAL Reason Putin is Invading Ukraine

Article by Vladimir Putin ”On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians“ - July 2021


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