From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin

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  • Published on:  Thursday, March 23, 2017
  • Putin’s intent on pushing back against the Western world order... and it appears to be working.

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    2:42 "Russian Hell"

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    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. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out

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  • Disney


     3 hours ago

    This guy skips 8 years of Putin's presidency

    Topics Missed:
    Afghanistan war
    Iraq war
    Russian economic integration.
    Yugoslavian civil war
    Putin response to NATO expansion.
    Bush leaves ABM treaty
    Gas pipelines
    Putin's Munich speech

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    He is a man of power

  • Doaga Mary

    Doaga Mary

     2 days ago +1

    Putin stalin what's the difference

    There is no diffrence

  • Todor Zafirow

    Todor Zafirow

     2 days ago +7

    Georgea has attacked Russia and Russians pushed back you liar!



     2 days ago

    Crimea is russian

  • Olga Sergeyeva

    Olga Sergeyeva

     3 days ago +2

    3:13 The translation is all wrong!

  • Black Flowers

    Black Flowers

     3 days ago +1

    Putin & trump are great people
    Hillary and onama not so much

  • Yash


     3 days ago +1

    Remind me of modern warfare 4

  • GamingAF


     3 days ago +2

    Hey putin isn't a bad leader. Even Gorbachev admitted that he saved the country from collapse

  • Hajri Iljazi

    Hajri Iljazi

     4 days ago

    Idemo bratstvo jedinsvo mk kosovo bosna srbija i hrvacka slovenija

  • Hajri Iljazi

    Hajri Iljazi

     4 days ago

    Iz ruskih premiera idemo van

  • Hajri Iljazi

    Hajri Iljazi

     4 days ago

    Honda bo sin

  • Hajri Iljazi

    Hajri Iljazi

     4 days ago

    90 let

  • Hajri Iljazi

    Hajri Iljazi

     4 days ago

    Su voze dal

  • Hajri Iljazi

    Hajri Iljazi

     4 days ago

    Ja sem voze dal za ko koperfild

  • Ducky


     4 days ago

    Putin likes Kazakhstan Turkmenistan Krygestantan Uzbekistan tajikistan because they wont join nato or eu they are his favourite ex soviet countries
    he also loves india and al assad belarus he also like cuz they hate nato

  • Sloven Empire

    Sloven Empire

     4 days ago +1

    4:48 lol I’m from Slovenia 🇸🇮

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    fredzie plays

     4 days ago

    whats the song name in the beginning? Please answer



     4 days ago


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    Dr Matcho Snus

     5 days ago