Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who is the president of Russia, a position he has filled since 2012, and previously from 2000 until 2008. He was also the prime minister from 1999 to 2000, and again from 2008 to 2012.
What did Vladimir Putin do for his country?
During Putin’s first two terms as president, he signed into law a series of liberal economic reforms, such as the flat income tax of 13 percent, reduced profits-tax and new land and civil codes. Within this period, poverty in Russia reduced by more than half and real GDP has grown rapidly.
In foreign affairs, the Putin government seeks to emulate the former Soviet Union’s grandeur, belligerence and expansionism. In November 2007, Simon Tisdall of The Guardian pointed out that “just as Russia once exported Marxist revolution, it may now be creating an international market for Putinism” as “more often than not, instinctively undemocratic, oligarchic and corrupt national elites find that an appearance of democracy, with parliamentary trappings and a pretense of pluralism, is much more attractive, and manageable, than the real thing”.
In an article published on 20 September 2007 in The Washington Times, American economist Richard W. Rahn called Putinism “a Russian nationalistic authoritarian form of government that pretends to be a free market democracy” and which “owes more of its lineage to fascism than communism”, noting that “Putinism depended on the Russian economy growing rapidly enough that most people had rising standards of living and, in exchange, were willing to put up with the existing soft repression”. He predicted that “as Russia’s economic fortunes changed, Putinism was likely to become more repressive”. After Rahn’s remarks, Putin took actions to lessen democracy, promote conservative beliefs and values; and silence opposition to his policies and administration
Is Vladimir Putin a popular leader?
After EU and U.S. sanctions against Russian officials as a result of the 2014 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Putin’s approval rating reached 87 percent, according to a Levada Center survey published on 6 August 2014. In February 2015, based on new domestic polling, Putin was ranked the world’s most popular politician. In June 2015, Putin’s approval rating climbed to 89%, an all-time high. In 2016, the approval rating was 81%.
Observers see Putin’s high approval ratings as a consequence of significant improvements in living standards, and Russia’s reassertion of itself on the world scene during his presidency.
Despite high approval for Putin, confidence in the Russian economy is low, dropping to levels in 2016 that rivaled the recent lows in 2009 at the height of the global economic crisis. Just 14% of Russians in 2016 said their national economy was getting better, and 18% said this about their local economies. Vladimir Putin performance at reining in corruption is also unpopular among Russians. Newsweek reported in June 2017 that “An opinion poll by the Moscow-based Levada Center indicated that 67 percent held Putin personally responsible for high-level corruption”.
What is Vladimir Putin’s personality type?
Vladimir Putin personality type is ISTP, with an extraverted sensing function. Of course, there is no hard and fast rule for this type. We only know the dominance of the functions of the cognitive functions, and it is possible that the ISTP type is represented by any cognitive function. The most likely functions for this type are extraverted thinking (Te) and introverted sensing (Si).
It is interesting that Putin can be described as an ISTP type, if we consider the dominant function of the cognitive functions. The ISTP type is characterized by extraverted thinking (Te), extraverted feeling (Fe), introverted sensing (Si) and introverted thinking (Ti). The cognitive functions of Te, Fe, Si and Ti are in direct conflict with each other. In fact, they are in conflict with each other in every society that has been studied, including our own. The function of Si may be suppressed in a society that believes in the supremacy of the Te function. This is what is happening in Russian society at the moment. The function of Si has been suppressed for a long time, although it was always present in the Russian society, but it has been carefully hidden behind a dominant function of Te.
How is Vladimir Putin’s health condition?
Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to address ongoing rumors about his health while speaking at an economic forum in St Petersburg on Friday.
‘Like Mark Twain once said: “The rumors about my death were greatly exaggerated,” the Russian leader said during a Q&A, per The Guardian.
Putin was paraphrasing a popular misquote attributed to American author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, in which he responded to newspaper reports of his death. Rumors have swirled about the Russian president’s alleged ill-health for years, but speculation has intensified since Russia invaded Ukraine.
A Russian investigative outlet recently claimed that Putin had been visited by cancer doctors dozens of times. Other claims about his health have been made by an unidentified Russian oligarch, a former British spy, and Ukrainian officials.
Several videos also circulated on social media that appeared to show the Russian leader’s foot uncontrollably twitching and him looking uncomfortable while gripping the edge of a table.
The reports prompted much tabloid speculation, including suggestions that his face has recently appeared bloated due to taking steroids. However, several Western officials have cast doubt on the theory that Putin is unwell.
Three US intelligence and military experts recently told Insider’s John Haltiwanger and Mattathias Schwartz that there was a lack of credible evidence to back up the rumors.
Vladimir Putin speech on Friday comes nearly four months after Russia began its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. In his speech, the Russian leader slammed economic sanctions imposed on Russia, and said the US was acting like “God’s emissary on Earth.” He also claimed baselessly that his decision to invade was “forced” due to “increasing risks” “threats.”