This article was written for the Unz Review http://www.unz.com/tsaker/putins-biggest-failure/
Whatever happens in the future, Putin has already secured his place in history as one of the greatest Russian leaders ever. Not only did he succeed in literally resurrecting Russia as a country, but in a little over a decade he brought her back as a world power capable of successfully challenging the AngloZionist Empire. The Russian people have clearly recognized this feat and, according to numerous polls, they are giving him an amazing 90% support rate. And yet, there is one crucial problem which Putin has failed to tackle: the real reason behind the apparent inability of the Kremlin to meaningfully reform the Russian economy.
As I have described it in the past many times, when Putin came to power in 1999-2000 he inherited a system completely designed and controlled by the USA. During the Eltsin years, Russian ministers had much less power than western ‘advisers’ who turned Russia into a US colony. In fact, during the 1990s, Russia was at least as controlled by the USA as Europe and the Ukraine are today. And the results were truly catastrophic: Russia was plundered from her natural wealth, billions of dollars were stolen and hidden in western offshore accounts, the Russian industry was destroyed, a unprecedented wave of violence, corruption and poverty drowned the entire country in misery and the Russian Federation almost broke up into many small statelets. It was, by any measure, an absolute nightmare, a horror comparable to a major war. Russia was about to explode and something had to be done.
Two remaining centers of power, the oligarchs and the ex-KGB, were forced to seek a solution to this crisis and they came up with the idea of sharing power: the former would be represented by Dmitrii Medvedev and the latter by Vladimir Putin. Both sides believed that they would keep the other side in check and that this combination of big money and big muscle would yield a sufficient degree of stability.
I call the group behind Medvedev the “Atlantic Integrationists” and the people behind Putin the “Eurasian Sovereignists”. The former wants Russia to be accepted by the West as an equal partner and fully integration Russia into the AngloZionist Empire, while the latter want to fully “sovereignize” Russia and then create a multi-polar international system with the help of China and the other BRICS countries.
What the Atlantic Integrationists did not expect is that Putin would slowly but surely begin to squeeze them out of power: first he cracked down on the most notorious oligarchs such as Berezovskii and Khodorkovskii, then he began cracking down on the local oligarchs, gubernatorial mafias, ethnic mobsters, corrupt industry officials, etc. Putin restored the “vertical [axis]of power” and crushed the Wahabi insurgents in Chechnia. Putin even carefully set up the circumstances needed to get rid of some of the worst ministers such as Serdiukov and Kudrin. But what Putin has so far failed to do is to
- Reform the Russian political system
- Replace the 5th columnists in and around the Kremlin
- Reform the Russian economy
The current Russian Constitution and system of government is a pure product of the US ‘advisors’ which, after the bloody crackdown against the opposition in 1993, allowed Boris Eltsin to run the country until 1999. It is paradoxical that the West now speaks of a despotic presidency about Putin when all he did is inherit a western-designed political system. The problem for Putin today is that it makes no sense to replace some of the worst people in power as long as the system remains unchanged. But the main obstacle to a reform of the political system is the resistance of the pro-Western 5th columnists in and around the Kremlin. They also the ones who are still forcing a set of “Washington consensus” kind of policies upon Russia even though it is obvious that the consequences for Russia are extremely bad, even disastrous. There is no doubt that Putin understands that, but he has been unable, at least so far, to break out of this dynamic.
So who are these 5th columnists?
I have selected nine of the names most often mentioned by Russian analysts. These are (in no particular order):
Former First Deputy Prime Minister Anatolii Chubais, First Deputy Governor of the Russian Central Bank Ksenia Iudaeva, Deputy Prime Minister Arkadii Dvorkovich, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, Governor of the Russian Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina, former Minister of Finance Alexei Kudrin, Minister of Economic Development, Alexei Uliukaev, Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov and Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev.
This is, of course, only a partial list – the real list is longer and runs deeper in the Russian power structure. The people on this list range from dangerous ideologues like Kudrin or Chubais, to mediocre and unimaginative people, like Siluanov or Nabiullina. And none of them would, by him or herself, represent much of a threat to Putin. But as a group and in the current political system they are a formidable foe which has kept Putin in check. I do believe, however, that a purge is being prepared.
One of the possible signs of a purge to come is the fact that the Russian media, both the blogosphere and the big corporate media, is now very critical of the economic policies of the government of Prime Minister Medvedev. Most Russian economists agree that the real reason for the current economic crisis in Russia is not the falling price of oil or, even less so, the western sanctions, but the misguided decisions of the Russian Central Bank (such as floating the Ruble or keeping the interest rates high) and the lack of governmental action to support a real reform and development of the Russian economy. What is especially interesting is that vocal opponents of the current 5th column now get plenty of air time in the Russian media, including state owned VGTRK. Leading opponents of the current economic policies, such as Sergei Glazev, Mikhail Deliagin or Mikhail Khazin are now interviewed at length and given all the time needed to absolutely blast the economic policies of the Medvedev government. And yet, Putin is still taking no visible action. In fact, in his latest yearly address he as even praised the work of the Russian Central Bank. So what is going on here?
First, and to those exposed to the western propaganda, this might be difficult to imagine, but Putin is constrained simply by the rule of law. He cannot just send some special forces and have all these folks arrested on some kind of charge of corruption, malfeasance or sabotage. Many in Russia very much regret that, but this is fact of life.
In theory, Putin could simply fire the entire (or part) of the government and appoint a different Governor to the Central Bank. But the problem with that is that it would trigger an extremely violent reaction from the West. Mikhail Deliagin recently declared that if Putin did this, the West’s reaction would be even more violent than after the Crimean reunification with Russia. Is he right? Maybe. But I personally believe that Putin is not only concerned about the reaction of the West, but also from the Russian elites, particularly those well off, who generally already intensely dislike Putin and who would see such a purge as an attack on their personal and vital interests. The combination of US subversion and local big money definitely has the ability to create some kind of crisis in Russia. This is, I think, by far the biggest threat Putin his facing. But here is also can observe a paradoxical dynamic:
One one hand, Russia and the West have been in an open confrontation ever since Russian prevented the USA from attacking Syria. The Ukrainian crisis only made things worse. Add to this the dropped prices on oil and the western sanctions and you could say that Putin now, more then ever, needs to avoid anything which could make the crisis even worse.
But on the other hand, this argument can be flipped around by saying that considering how bad the tensions already are and considering that the West has already done all it can to harm Russia, is this not the perfect time to finally clean house and get right of the 5th column? Really – how much worse can things really get?
Only Putin knows the answer to this simply because only he has all the facts. All we can do is observe that the popular discontent with the “economic block” of the government and with the Central Bank is most definitely growing and growing fast, and that the Kremlin is doing nothing to inhibit or suppress such feelings. We can also notice that while most Russians are angry, disgusted and frustrated with the economic policies of the Medvedev government, Putin’s personal popularity is still sky high in spite of the fact that the Russian economy most definitely took a hit, even if it was much smaller than what the AngloZionist Empire had hoped for.
My strictly personal explanation for what is happening is this: Putin is deliberately letting things get worse because he knows that the popular anger will not be directed at him, but only at his enemies. Think of it, is that not exactly what the Russian security services did in the 1990s? Did they not allow the crisis in Russia to reach its paroxysm before pushing Putin into power and then ruthlessly cracking down on the oligarchs? Did Putin not wait until the Wahabis in Chechnia actually attacked Dagestan before unleashing the Russian military? Did the Russians not let Saakashvili attack South Ossetia before basically destroying his entire military? Did Putin now wait until a full-scale Ukronazi attack on the Donbass before opening up the “voentorg” (military supplies) and the “northern wind” (dispatch of volunteers) spigots? Putin’s critiques would say that no, not at all, Putin got surprised, he was sleeping on the job, and he had to react, but his reaction was too little too late and that when he had to take action it was only to fix a situation which had turned into a disaster. My answer to these critiques is simple: so what happened at the end? Did Putin not get exactly what he wanted each time?
I believe that Putin is acutely aware that his real power basis is not primarily the Russian military or the security services, but the Russian people. This, in turn, means that for him to take any action, especially any dangerous action, he must secure an almost unconditional level of support from the Russian people. That, in turn, means that he can only take such risky action if and when the crisis is evident for all to see and that the Russian people are willing to have him take a risk and, if needed, pay the consequences. This is exactly what we saw in the case of the reunification of Crimea or the current Russian military intervention in Syria: the Russian people are concerned, they are suffering the consequences of the decision of Putin to take action, but they accept it because they believe that there is no other option.
So there you have it. Either Putin is sleeping on the job, is caught off-guard by each crisis and reacts too late, or Putin deliberately lets a situation worsen until a full-scale crisis is evident at which point he acts with the full knowledge that the Russian people fully support him and while blame him neither for the crisis, nor for the price of decidedly dealing with you.
Pick the version which seems more plausible to you.
What is certain is that so far Putin has failed to deal with the 5th column near and inside the Kremlin and that the situation is rapidly worsening. The recent move by Kudrin to try to get back into the government was a rather transparent use of the pro-5th column media in Russia (and abroad) and it predictably failed. But this shows an increasing self-confidence, or even arrogance, of the Atlantic Integrationists. Something in bound to happen, probably in the near future.
Fully agree with Isabella’s comment on Russia Insider: when you, Saker, talk international policy, you are remarkably astute, when you talk economics, you verge on utter stupidity. Equally so now as you tries to put Putin above the economic decisions of his government. Putin has consistently defended and applauded government economic policy. To assume also that by a different national bank policy he would have achieved a better economy is utterly stupid: the actual path taken was the only one available and was extremely wise – and here I refer to Isabella’s arguments. Putin is not located in some vague nationalist middle that favors non-western economic policy (whatever that may be – something Venezuelan?); he embraces the market but tries to regulate it. So do most of his cabinet, including most of the people the Saker identifies as fifth column.
The problem with the Russian economy is the lack of deregulation of the middle. The attack on mid-level corruption, regionally bought (in)justice, and overall administrative addiction is timid. Personally I am not sure this slow progress can be any faster in Russia; it is not just an economic but a cultural conversion. By maintaining a strong top, you make the middle less flexible. Russia’s vast size and multi-cultural/multi-regional interests mean it absolutely requires a strong top. I have yet to see a trickle down method there; but it certainly has shown more positives than the chaos of the 90’ies. To achieve diversification and economic turnaround in the Putin way (let’s say in the way he managed the Crimea operation), a level of micro-management would be required that is beyond even Putin and his cabinet, and it might well be counterproductive since it would stifle instead of kindle initiative. Re-directing an oil&gas-addicted economy and country is a huge and almost impossible task; it’s like organizing an AA meeting in a liquor store. The government focused on big business first by centralizing it (however not streamlining it); to achieve critical mass for diversification in the middle you need to create a wave that is beyond inherent abilities. Yet the current crisis may give just those conditions: a push on hugely ineffective state enterprises to do much more with much less. And a time of suffering and survival that pushes people more.
Western economic policy means a colonial policy. And Russia has comprador elites. Their assets, children, grandchildren, playgrounds, and business financing are often based on the West. Even their position in society can come from how close to some Western school or faction they came from.
And the beauty of today’s neoliberal, neocolonialism is that so many in the West can’t even see it.
Don’t forget……the US stole their gold also! I have yet to hear/read that it has been returned!
This seems the right place for this link::
Maybe this is the transcendental moment?
Also, like you, I am willing to read/hear even those qualified by others as “anti-Putin” views here, and which for me are valid points to remark.
I think the average reader here is perfectly able to make its own opinion after reading all the views not needing the “overprotection” of some moderators/readers. We are all adults here
I think these alternative views/remarks must be refuted arguing as smart as someone is able to do it.
If the same V.V.Putin is willing to hear Henry Kissinger at his own home, why must we stay behind?
P.S: Just today was driving to my job place and hear that this singer, “Black”, has died in Ireland. Maybe rest in peace. Really loved this song when I was very, very young and still love it:
“The sun is in your eyes,
the heat is in your hair,
they seem to hate you,
because you are there….
Look at me standing,
here on my own again,
up straight in the sunshine,
no need to run and hide,
it´s a wonderful life,
no need to laugh and cry,
it´s a wonderful life….
As you you were also interested in what “senior strategist” had to say, I guess you could understand….
” If the same V.V.Putin is willing to hear Henry
Kissinger at his own home, why must we stay
Couldn’t put it better myself :) Elsi!
Hugs – and thanks for the link.
MOSCOW, January 27. /TASS/. The head of the State Duma’s security and resistance to corruption committee, Irina Yarovaya (of the United Russia Party), claims that the United States governs international corruption, adding that the sanctions against Russia are one of the manifestations of that phenomenon. “We do understand that the United States is working for a renaissance of colonial policies around the world. The renaissance of colonial policies US style implies new information technologies as a means of subjugating other countries with the aim of influencing people’s minds, demotivation and brain washing,” Yarovaya said at the beginning of the State Duma’s full-scale session in a traditional five-minute political address each parliamentary faction is free to make before the session begins.
MOSCOW, January 26. /TASS/. Russia has conditions for the economic recovery to start already this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday at the meeting with the Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukayev. “Combination of the budget deficit lower than expected, availability of good reserves, and low debt level — all that creates favorable conditions to expect the situation will improve this year,” Putin said.
MOSCOW, January 26. /TASS/. Russia’s anticorruption laws and their enforcement practice meet the international standards, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. “The anticorruption legislation formed in recent years and its enforcement practice meet the international standards,” the president said at a meeting of the Anticorruption Council. According to Putin, Russia has introduced the mechanisms that make it possible to detect corruption schemes at any level and promptly react to them and isolate the corrupt officials, if necessary. The Russian president said that over the first 9 months of 2015 alone more than 8,800 people were convicted within criminal cases over corruption. Almost 11,000 officials were disciplined for the violation of anti-corruption standards. “Today it is important to move on,” Putin added. “And above all — to solve the problems raised in the [state-of-the-nation] address [of the president] to the Federal Assembly.” In particular, the presidential decree that established the mechanisms for the disclosure of information about civil servants’ personal interest, for bringing the violators to responsibility, including their dismissal for loss of confidence.
Very good article Saker…..you hv. answered many questions I had about Putin and what he is up against. thanks and God bless.
As usual it is a pleasure to read your articles, only superceded by the great comments that the community adds. thanks all
Fascinating account by an anti-corruption activist/investigative journalist which claims VVP is little more than a manager for privatization schemes and the resource-based wealth funds of the Russian oligarchy, with Chubais – JP Morgan’s Russian ‘asset’ – essentially at the helm:
Make what you will of it… particularly in the light of Minister Lavrov’s recent comments.
Suchan is a total anti-Putin zealot. I’m not saying he might not be correct in some of the things he says,I don’t know about that. But that anything and everything he posts on is anti-Putin. He hates Putin with a passion.And will post any bit of anti-Putin story that comes out. Many of them as we’ve seen here before, by 5th column elements and Western “spin” sources.
Yeah. That’s obvious.
I just thought it was interesting to see what ‘material’ the opponents use to discredit him and current Kremlin policy.
It definitely shows how deep the Western tentacles go in the Russian political economy.
I note,( allowing for Google translate’s clumsiness,) that the repatriation of Crimea is referred to as Putin’s ‘conquest.’ That alone is telling.
The ‘conspiracy’ meme that all the political moves made by Putin and the Kremlin are theatre, designed in fact to strengthen NATO’s expansions into Eastern Europe is likewise telling.
It’s quite possible the journalist sincerely believes his reading is correct, given that he witnessed the wholesale looting in the nineties. Putin is guilty by association so gets cast in role of manager/facilitator.
I personally consider his reading semi-literate – and thoroughly off-base.
Re Chubais: he is not the centre of power in my view. That’s the Russian security council.
Additionally. on the basis of a documentary (Canadian) I watched two years ago, I believe Chubais is one of the few nineties operators who has stopped drinking the Western kool-aid culturally, and possibly politically. Gay ‘marriage’ is a bridge too far.
Still enmeshed in the economic paradigm due to self-interest though.
A possibility. All countries around the world have been bound by central bank policy that is tied into the Fed due to the dollar being what once was the international reserve currency. To get an idea of the full implications of this see here: https://youtu.be/7VOWnnEphjI
At approximately the 10 minute mark he says:
“I think in general for most small countries, or most developing countries, … there is a sense of almost complete dependency on the international system. THeir payments, their lines of credit, interbank markets, the need for swop facilities, with the Fed or the ECB, the pervasiveness of tax havens, the extent of flight capital from their countries. The legal structures where basically very clever US lawyers help to free all of these countries from their tax revenues, they feel very much dependent on a system that they feel is dysfunctional but also they have been well schooled for the last 25 years their goal is to be part of the international system. They just woke up to a system that they find very destabilizing and they don’t see any clarity of the way forward. And most of the advice they get is that to be part of the system and be quiet basically. This is how the system is. You join it . You stay on good terms with the Fed. With the IMF and there is very little sense of autonomous potential among these countries. I can only emphasise the palpable anger and vulnerability that’s felt right now is very very high.”
What compounds the issue is that the central banks around the world were used to give loans out to large corporations and private banks, tax payers money. In many cases these loans have not been repaid and are still outstanding with interest. Some going as far back as the 1980s. These loans could also have been made in to form of gold bullion as opposed to cash. So when countries demand their gold back they are perhaps in fact all in on the loans that they made. One of the Orwellian aspects of the end the Fed campaign, and other central banks around the world, is that if a “revolution”of sorts can be started at grass roots level, to close these central banks down, it will have the benefit of these loans being written off. Then throw in the picture the TPP and the TTIP agreements where corporations including private banks will have the same rights as governments and can sue governments for loss of income due to government policy. And the situation becomes even more complex. Seems to me Putin is hanging in there until he gets the opportunity to call in the loans made by the central bank to corporations who in all likelihood during the 1990s were made to US corporations, and could also have been in the form of gold bullion.
Russian options in the face of Transnational Elite’s frontal attack (by Takis Fotopoulos)
1. A Market economy integrated into the NWO
2. A non-market economy outside the NWO
3. An intermediate socially-controlled market economy
Thank you, Saker, for your brilliant analysis. I agree completely with your assessment of the situation. For Russia to have a future, a complete break with the Western financial system is necessary. This means state ownership of the central banking system and the ability to finance the economy sui generis. It also means the ability to generate purchasing power at the level of the individual or family through state-sponsored education, investment, technology research, etc., that passes income to the population without intermediation by the banking system itself. Banking should be a bookkeeping function, and that is all.
It is unfortunate to see Saker abandoning rationality (his greatest attribute in his excellent geo political analysis) in his analysis about the present economic crisis in Russia. He takes side with economists (?) condemning the so called 5th Column due to the sound policies Russia is following to reduce the impact of the severe price reduction of oil and the virtual closing of US and EU financing of Russian projects. Do the “Russians economist” have a better solution than the free floating of the ruble or the increase in interest rates? Russia is in the middle of a major economic earthquake and to avoid total chaos with terrible political and social consequences has to swallow a sour pill. But what other solution could be implemented? Better to read concrete proposals from the witch hunters to evaluate the absurdities of their ideas. President Putin realism probably is waiting for the situation to ameliorate to confirm the only solid road of progress for Russia. Thanks God the devaluation of the ruble will permit the emergence of new entrepreneurs deploying the well known creativity of the Russian people.
GORKI, February 2. /TASS/. The anti-crisis plan is aimed at improving Russia’s investment climate and cutting costs, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting on draft plan of measures to provide the country’s stable socioeconomic development in 2016. “The proposed measures should positively influence the regulatory environment and result in cost saving in the economy,” PM said, adding that “the aim is further improvement of conditions for doing business in Russia and of course improvement of investment climate.”
Why can ‘t Putin get rid of the 5th col. and the 6 th col who are enemy of russia nation after being in power this long . I try to understand but can’ t make any sense of all of this .
Can you help because sense I missing some thing .
The latest US hegemonic Atlantic attack seems to be the the placing of US troops and newest arms in the Baltic States. A move Erdogan has embellished with his building up Turkish military presence inside Syria indicating an open invasion into sovereign Syria, by America’s firm ally Turkey, NATO member, is tomorrow or sooner.
Libya was a firm ally too.
Frightening. As usual one is left wondering about Putin. I remember a talk he gave to the assembled Government after the Crimea returned to Russia when Putin said that the oligarchs (used some other term) could return to Russia without any restrictions or any fear f any reprisals – and he repeated that there would be NO reprisals of any kind.
Is this what he is now doing – allowing them to come back to Russia to loot it again?
I also remember Michael Hudson’s advice on how Russia could raise capital from the people themselves, through some kind of post office savings. It sounded very good indeed – but it seems that that advice has been disregarded?
There is one thing I disagree with in your article : “such as floating the Ruble”. Paul Keating in Australia did exactly this, and it was to stop the speculators making money at the expense of the Australian central bank. His idea was that in future, speculators would pay for the winnings and losses to each other rather than driving the central bank to drain it’s reserves supporting the currency. This worked wonderfully for Australia. There is a book, Unfinished Business by David Love that makes for interesting reading. Keating was a far thinking politician who had the welfare of Australia at heart (though he never wanted to live there full time : called it the arse end of the world).
Love your article… Excellent in fact. I came across it from PCR’s site. You are 100 percent correct.
I have one suggestion: Unless you have already done so and I have missed the link, can you kindly MAKE SURE YOUR BLOG AND WEB ARTICLE PAGES HAVE AN EASILY VISIBLE Twitter, Facebook and share links so we can spread the visibility of your articles? You can put a embedded link at bottom of each page….so we can like it on FB, Twitter, etc.
Many thanks and keep up the good work..
Brilliant analysis and commentary. My respect to the author(s). Integral to the 5th column in Russia – and name that should be added to the list of 5th is LEONID SCHMEIDMAN within the Russian Ministry of Finance and the panoply of US Accounting, Auditing & Rating agencies under his guidance. Please see the excellent interview below:
Thank you for this insight and the photo gallery ~ i suspect that Putin is well aware and not asleep at the wheel ~ acts and doesn’t react ~ He shouldn’t have had to expend troops, military equipment if the US State Dept had not pushed every possible button and means of subdividing Syria for a pipeline and of course the #1 reason Subjugating Russia… always the US State Dept bottom line
Thank you for this masterful analysis! Ever since I first ‘met’ Glazyev in a video he made in 2014, I think, that the real threat the West, especially America, poses Russia is existential. A profoundly powerful process how he sees what needs to be done by looking at all the facts calmly and complete detail. I know and knew by then, the America is planning to erase by way of ethnic cleansing and genocide, the entire Russian nation and landmass. Glazyev knew it too and said so as necessary to acknowledge openly. I am profoundly impressed with the man’s honesty and brilliance.
I agree with your analysis point for point. I do not think that there is any reason to fear America will ever, during my son’s or his son’s lifetime, be able to take Russia down. The strength that a nation is given and gives itself, to it’s life identity, by standing over 80% for one leader, who returns that trust back to his people is priceless and gets internalised by those masses in ways that last for generations.
Letting inheritors of this kind of trusted leader rise yet again. This observation inside-out, the damage
the present American and British UK systems add to weakness of their populations as a feeling people split apart is integral to any GDP actuality. A stable, sober country, peaceful enough to be prosperous generation after generation, developing music, dancing , painting ,writing, philosophy, intellect, integrity, the wealth of learning Russia s so rich in, is echoed by China.. A richness America and Britain and Germany have tried over and over to erase, US leading this need to erase humanity today.The American cause is nothing less.
This too is brilliant. Thank you! Yes, I know things to bring down Putin are getting closer ever since the great library/museum fire in Russia. This was the announcement of the full (thousands of special CIA, Xx expert kill teams) coverage of Russia to begin targeting individuals intimately and places of “interest” to destroy as spectacles.First the learning curve time is usually years.
Of special interest are those close to Putin to be harmed, killed, etc, in such a way he will know it is to destabilise him, his beloved people.. The famous Lord of the Realm who chaired the first UN examination of the first Israeli “Cast Lead” operation comes to mind. He reversed his ruling from clear genocide in response to unexplained terror. He had many small grandchildren at the time.
I am pretty sure those not yet insane leaders in the US know the US has lost the ancient dream of erasing Russia, and thank God it is over. There will be those of all ages who never will give it up, in short who are homicidal by nature and availability. But the only way to survive the Shrink studied use of deaths, murders, is to be ready…used are the very best Shrinks money can buy.As many prisoners from Guantanamo have stated, the only reason they are there is to be tortured in all ways in order for the US to learn the very most effective ways to kill. Of course to be used. Each US war of choice is used to teach too.
a rather Consice summary from what i know.. and well put. :)
Kind regards Mick
“Only Putin knows the answer to this simply because only he has all the facts.” While I appreciate your constructive criticism this statement makes me wander if that can possibly be a sign of the cult of Putin’s personality. Is it possible for any mere mortal to have all the facts and grasp reality in its entirety? The title of the article suggests that he is fallible while in the text itself he receives an attribute of “having all the facts”. What puzzles me is how somebody who “has all the facts” can be fallible.
The main reason Vladimir Putin is so despised by the Western Powers is because he totally kicked them (Anglo globalist elite) out of Russia, for the benefit of the Russia people.
The Anglo super elite obsession with destroying Russia have everything to do with their Satanic desire to dominate and enslave the entire planet.
Russia is their biggest obstacle to their goal to dominate the world.
A tiny number of unelected, unaccountable, private oligarchs from the city of London, make all of the major decisions which impact our lives, and with which we have to live with the consequences.
Russia is a nation of warriors and a nation of victors, while America is a nation of merchants and hucksters.