President Putin inherited a country on the brink of economic collapse. Russia was going through massive readjustments at the time and there was possibilities of the whole country disintegrating into chaos. President Putin single handily ran his country making all the right decisions and provided all the leadership this once great and soon to be great again, country so badly needed. President Putin worked 16 hour days to achieve this. Today The Russian Federation is once again taking its place as a real player on the world stage. President Putin has asked NATO and the US to include The Russian Federation in the AMD system being put in place in Europe today, the answer he got was no! He then asked for guarantees that Russia would never be targeted by such a defensive missile system and he got no reply.
I could go into more technical details about this AMD system but you should already know all about it and how it can try to nullify The Russian Federations own missile deterrent system, President Putin has been insulted ignored and treated like some errant school boy even to the extent that British intelligence planted some spy devices near a park near red square disguised as some rocks.
President Putin is a patriot who works long hours to service his people!
President Putin has always held his tongue and watched his words so as to show respect to his opposite members in political high office. President Putin has never insulted berated or allowed his ministers to say anything that might be regarded as an insult that might stoke up tensions with the rest of the world, he has created an economic block with his neighbors see:
Regional Economic Integration Treaties:
Free Trade Agreement between Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic Agreement on the Establishment of the Common Economic Zone (May 20, 2004). Treaty on the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Community (June 5, 2002). Agreement on customs union and common economic zone (July 2, 2001).
He has helped to launch BRICS and his leadership has allowed for a period of peace and stability for average Russians so as to give them time to find their feet and become a largely capitalistic type economy trying to embrace the best the worlds models have to offer. He is a respected leader who is cheerfully welcomed by many heads of state.
What has any Western leader's CV during the last 15 years, except maybe the long house arrest of the Mynamar's opposition leader who has recently won her release and is now entering politics as a free woman, got to compare!
Now I know you will instantly say "but what about his atrocious record in Chechnya"and I will say: He did what any responsible leader would do he brought things under control, won the battle and has since rebuilt Grozny into a modern prosperous city so that it's people can see what being under Russia's modern control and leadership will bring! At present there is only sporadic clashes between the Russian interior ministry troops and Jihadist rebels. I am sure you will agree that his success in dealing with this armed rebellion was so much more successful than anything the West has tried to do in its conflicts!
All in all President Putin is a highly successful leader who will go down in history remembered for his great leadership and achievements, while his Western counterparts will share only a bleak and uninspiring mention in the history text books of the future generations!
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