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Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

President-aggressor of the Russian Federation
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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is the aggressor president of the Russian Federation.

Short biography

Vladimir Putin was born in St. Petersburg (Leningrad at the time) on October 7, 1952.

He received his higher education at the law department of St. Petersburg State University, from which he graduated in 1975.

Started working for the KGB. After training, from 1985 to 1990, he served five years in the KGB foreign intelligence service in the GDR.

In 1991, Putin resigned from the KGB and served in the St. Petersburg city government on various posts and positions until 1996.

In 1997, Vladimir Putin moved to Moscow, where he took the post of head of the Presidential Administration, and a year later became head of the Federal Security Service of Russia.

In 1999, President Boris Yeltsin appointed Putin Prime Minister and publicly named him his successor. On the last day of 1999, Yeltsin handed over his full powers to Putin. A few months later, Vladimir Putin won the presidential election in the first round.

In 2004, Vladimir Putin won the presidential election again in the first round, with over 70 percent of the vote.

In 2008, Putin was not eligible to run for a third consecutive term, so Dmitry Medvedev took over the presidency, while Putin himself stepped down as prime minister.

In 2012, Vladimir Putin became president again, again winning in the first round.

A similar situation is happening in the 2018 presidential elections in Russia. Vladimir Putin wins again, again in the first round, again garnering an abnormally huge number of votes.

Putin's Russia

Vladimir Putin's rule has been characterized by many Russian and Western experts, journalists and politicians as a classic dictatorship, based on a number of facts

Under Vladimir Putin, Russia's economy has shifted almost completely to the energy track. Energy exports (the so-called "petrodollars") and arms deliveries are the main sources of profit.

Cold War with the West

Despite the initial policy of "détente" and "reset," it was under Vladimir Putin that the Russian Federation and the United States entered a new phase of the Cold War.

It is accepted that the second Cold War started after Putin's Munich speech on February 10, 2007.

The Russian propaganda machine reverted to patterns of "stupid, greedy, fat Americans," "Gayrope," and "it's all the damned Americans' fault.

The Russian army has begun to build up its capabilities and numbers. Large-scale exercises have been and are being conducted. The air force and navy of the Russian Federation repeatedly organize various provocations of the US and NATO forces on the borders of neutral airspace and neutral waters.

As part of the new Cold War unleashed by Vladimir Putin, Russia launched a new arms race, withdrew from the INF Treaty, annexed Crimea, invaded eastern Ukraine, and carried out punitive operations in Syria.

War in Ukraine

In addition to the actual war with Ukraine that began in 2014 after Viktor Yanukovych fled, Putin announced a so-called "special military operation" on February 24, 2022, whose purpose was to occupy Ukraine, seize Kiev and forcibly change power in the country.

However, Putin's SVO failed rather quickly, revealing all the weaknesses of the Russian army. Instead of threatening to take Kiev in three days, Moscow received a protracted conflict with Ukraine, which resulted in the destruction of Ukrainian cities and the killing of thousands of civilians. At the same time, a year after the start of the "operation," the Russian Federation continued to launch missile strikes against Ukraine.

Kiev received impressive support from Western countries, both in the form of sanctions against Russia and in the form of supplied arms.

Memes about Putin
  • A crab was originally a "crab in the galleys." It was created in 2008 after a quote by Vladimir Putin that was incorrectly published in the news: "For the last eight years, I have been toiling like a slave, from morning till night. The result of this mistake was the phrase "a crab in the galleys," which was instantly spread all over Russia.

  • The Putin Plan - a meme from 2007, which appeared due to the propaganda campaign of the United Russia party, which announced a "Putin Plan" on numerous posters and billboards, assuring everyone that it "works.

  • Putin-yugend is the collective name for the pro-Putin youth organizations in the Russian Federation. Among them are Nashi, the Young Guard of the United Russia, Young Russia, etc. The name "Putin-Yugend" appeared due to the fact that the symbols, principles, rules, and methods of these organizations in many ways literally copy the infamous Nazi Hitler Youth.

  • Putin is a f*cking idiot is a slogan of the Kharkiv ultras, which was first heard in 2014. It became incredibly popular not only in Ukraine, but also in the world. Even major political figures and government officials (e.g., Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia) used the phrase. The abbreviation "PTN PNH" also gained popularity, and appeared on numerous merchandise - t-shirts, caps, license plates, stickers, etc.

  • Putin's look-alikes - Vladimir Putin was repeatedly suspected of using look-alikes. Many journalists have even caught Putin being in several places at once.

Personal life

Vladimir Putin was married. His first wife was Lyudmila. From her Putin has two daughters - Katerina and Maria.

Putin's scandalous mistress is the athlete Alina Kabaeva. Rumors of an affair and even children of Kabaeva and Putin appear in the media

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