| Vladimir Putin |
|Born||Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin|
7 October 1952
Saint Petersburg, Soviet Union
|Alma mater||Leningrad State University|
|Children|| • Mariya|
|Member of||WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow|
|Perpetrator of||HMS Defender Crimea controversy|
|Interest of||Bill Browder, Mark Galeotti, Pussy Riot|
|Party||Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Our Home-Russia, Unity, Independent, United Russia|
President of Russia, Russian deep politician
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012, a job he had from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. Before becoming Prime Minister, he was head of the FSB at the time of the 1999 Russian Apartment bombings. The panic in Russia surrounding this Russian 9-11 propelled Putin into power as President of Russia. He had previously worked as a KGB agent since 1975. Klaus Schwab has boasted of Putin's inclusion in the WEF Global Leaders for Tomorrow deep state recruitment network. In March 2022, Klaus Schwab announced WEF had severed all ties with Putin and removed his listing and page from their website. Brendon O'Connell suggests Putin acts in consultation with "Kissinger and associates" as referenced in this 2009 New American article.
- 1 Brief career
- 2 Deep Events
- 3 Litvinenko
- 4 Skripal affair
- 5 Big Tech
- 6 Ukraine
- 7 Personal life
- 8 An event carried out
- 9 Documents by Vladimir Putin
- 10 Quotes by Vladimir Putin
- 11 Related Quotations
- 12 Event Planned
- 13 Related Documents
- 14 References
For 16 years Putin served as an officer in the KGB, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before he moved into politics, in his native Saint Petersburg in 1991. He moved to Moscow in 1996 and joined President Boris Yeltsin's administration where he rose quickly, becoming Acting President on 31 December 1999 when Yeltsin resigned unexpectedly. Putin won the subsequent 2000 presidential election and was re-elected in 2004. Because of constitutionally mandated term limits, Putin was ineligible to run for a third consecutive presidential term in 2008. Dmitry Medvedev won the 2008 presidential election and appointed Putin as Prime Minister beginning a period of so-called "tandemocracy". In September 2011, following a change in the law extending the presidential term from four years to six, Putin announced that he would seek a third, non-consecutive term as President in the 2012 presidential election, an announcement which led to protests in many Russian cities. He won the election in March 2012 and is now serving a six-year term.
As a head-spook turned president, the purpose of Putin's statements should be weighed more critically than most presidents, as George H. W. Bush his influence has shown. Interestingly enough, Putin often touches deep politics (as long as it's not about Russia) in his remarks at conferences, sometimes actually acknowledging larger purposes to deep events, but sometimes denying obvious deep events altogether, such as 9-11. Trump was for example depicted by Putin as a "good guy" who was stonewalled by corporate and special interests oversight.
“His unpredictability is not related to him exclusively, it is also related to a very strong opposition within the country. They are stopping him from delivering almost any of his election platforms and plans. As soon as he makes a decision on migrants, a court blocks it straight-away. It happens all the time. So, it is wrong to say that his unpredictability depends only on him. No, it depends on the entire American political system.”
Vladimir Putin (July 2018) 
In 2011, at the Seliger 2011 youth forum, Putin replied to an audience question that "This is complete nonsense, it is impossible... To imagine that US intelligence services did it deliberately, with their own hands, is complete nonsense... Only people who do not understand the workings of security agencies can say that. It would be impossible to conceal it.”
A good reason why Putin doesn't dare to question the official narrative of 9-11 could be found in the answer of the consequences if the public found out who was behind the 1999 Russian Apartment bombings, where on 22 September 1999, after several bombings had already killed over 290 people, a bomb was found and defused in the Russian city of Ryazan. Two days later Federal Security Service (FSS) Director Nikolai Patrushev announced that the Ryazan incident had been a "training exercise", although local FSB denied all knowledge. Alexander Litvinenko, Boris Berezovsky and Edward Jay Epstein have cited this as evidence that the FSB were responsible for the bombings. The Ryazan Incident marked the end of the bombings. 
- Full article: Alexander Litvinenko#Public Inquiry
- Full article: Alexander Litvinenko#Public Inquiry
On 21 January 2016, a long-awaited UK report into the death of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko  found two Russian men - Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun - deliberately poisoned 44-year-old Litvinenko in London in 2006 by putting the radioactive substance polonium-210 into his drink. It suggested this was probably done on the orders of the FSB with the knowledge and approval of the Russian President.
On 27 September 2018, Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson claimed that the chemical attack in Salisbury was "ordered personally" by Vladimir Putin. Watson said fresh proof that one of the men accused by the UK of carrying it out is a Russian military officer showed that it was authorised by the Kremlin.
According to the investigative website Bellingcat, Ruslan Boshirov's real name is Anatoliy Chepiga, a colonel who was personally given the 'Hero of the Russian Federation' award by President Putin in the past. Boshirov and his alleged accomplice Alexander Petrov have claimed they were in Salisbury as tourists shortly before former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok.
Writing on his Facebook page, Tom Watson said:
- "The revelation that one of the Skripal poisoning suspects is a highly-decorated Russian colonel - and not an innocent Cathedral spotter - is fresh proof that Britain is now at the sharp end of an assault ordered personally by Putin. Clearly we now need overhaul of national security strategy to protect our democracy from Putin's 'hybrid warfare'.
- "We now need the FULL picture on Russian interference - from murder on the streets to meddling in votes. 'Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty’. That means it's time for eyes wide open. Our investigating authorities have done their job in identifying the Salisbury assassins, now we need a Mueller-style probe into Russian interference in our democracy."
“Digital giants have been playing an increasingly significant role in wider society, in certain areas they are competing with states … Here is the question, how well does this monopolism correlate with the public interest? Where is the distinction between successful global businesses, sought-after services and big data consolidation on the one hand, and the efforts to rule society[…] by substituting legitimate democratic institutions, by restricting the natural right for people to decide how to live and what view to express freely on the other hand?”
Vladimir Putin (2021) 
In August 2014, Professor Cees Hamelink wrote to Putin apologizing on behalf of the Netherlands government and media for the way "the facts concerning MH17, Syria and Ukraine are twisted to defame you and your country."
“Whoever would try to stop us and further create threats to our country, to our people, should know that Russia’s response will be immediate and lead you to such consequences that you have never faced in your history. We are ready for any outcome.”
Vladimir Putin, ThePrint (21 February 2022) 
An event carried out
|HMS Defender Crimea controversy||A diplomatic military controversy between Russia and the UK|
Documents by Vladimir Putin
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|Document:A new integration project for Eurasia||article||4 October 2011||Common Economic Space|
Eurasian Economic Community
|The Russian prime minister and prospective 3rd term president a makes the case for 'multi-polarity' as a superior form or world governance|
|Document:Address to the Federal Asssembly of Russia 2014||speech||4 December 2014||The Great Game|
2014 Ukraine coup
|Vladimir Putin address to 1,000 delegates of the Federal Assembly of Russia in St Georges Hall, Moscow|
|Document:Answers to journalists’ questions following the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council summit||Q&A session||29 April 2014||2014 Ukraine coup||Vladimir Putin answers journalists question following the Eurasia summit meeting held in Minsk on 29 April 2014|
|Document:Economic Tasks - Vladimir Putin||article||30 January 2012||Russia||A quintessentially orthodox IMF/WTO economic analysis from the Russian Prime Minister in the run up to the Presidential election in March 2012.|
|Document:Putin BRICS press conference July 2014||press conference||17 July 2014||2014 Ukraine coup|
US Foreign Policy since 1945
|Vladimir Putin answers questions from Russian journalists following his visits to Cuba, Nicaragua, Argentina and Brazil. in July 2014|
|Document:Putin address 18 March 2014||speech||18 March 2014||2014 Ukraine coup||Vladimir Putin's address to State Duma deputies, Federation Council members, heads of Russian regions and civil society representatives in the Kremlin, following the result of the 16 March 2014 referendum in Crimea which provided overwhelming support for Crimea to become part of the Russian Federation.|
|Document:Putin on the Ukraine coup||audio transcript||6 March 2014||2014 Ukraine coup||President Putin of Russia in an extended Q&A session with journalists about the 2014 coup in the Ukraine - Full transcript|
|Document:Putin: Letter to European Leaders||letter||10 April 2014||The Great Game|
2014 Ukraine coup
|Full text of the Letter sent by Russian President Vladimir Putin to European Leaders on 9 April 2014, with commentary.|
|Document:St Petersburg International Economic Forum||speech||23 May 2014||Russia|
The Great Game
2014 Ukraine coup
|Vladimir Putin's address to the plenary session of the 18th St Petersburg International Economic Forum on 23 May 2014|
|Document:Vladimir Putin 2009 Davos Speech||speech||28 January 2009||Global economic cooperation|
|Document:Vladimir Putin Interview||interview||5 September 2013||"War on Terror"|
2011 Syrian Insurgency
|Press interview with Vladimir Putin ahead of the September 2013 G20 meeting in St Petersburg|
|Document:Vladimir Putin address to the Novorossiya militia||address||29 August 2014||Novorussian Armed Forces|
2014 Ukraine coup/Civil war
|Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the Novorossiya Militia about their successes against the military forces of the Kiev Junta|
|Document:Vladimir Putin and Didier Burkhalter||press statement and questions||7 May 2014||2014 Ukraine coup||Press statement and replies to journalists questions following the meeting in Moscow between President Putin and President of Switzerland and OSCE Chairman Didier Burkhalter on 7 May 2014|
|Document:Vladimir Putin announces Special Military Operation in Ukraine||Speech||24 February 2022||NATO|
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
|"They did not leave us any other option for defending Russia and our people, other than the one we are forced to use today. In these circumstances, we have to take bold and immediate action. The people’s republics of Donbass have asked Russia for help."|
|Document:Vladimir Putin interview with French media||interview||4 June 2014||Russia|
The Great Game
2014 Ukraine coup
|Vladimir Putin interview with two French media men on the eve of his visit to France for the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Allied Normandy landings|
Quotes by Vladimir Putin
|Russia/Encirclement||“We have made it clear that Nato’s move to the east is unacceptable (...) The United States is standing with missiles on our doorstep. Is it an excessive requirement not to install shock systems at our house? How would the Americans react if missiles were placed at the border with Canada or Mexico”||2021|
|Russophobia||“A superpower is a cold war term. When people today say that Russia aspires to have this status, I interpret it in the following way: they want to undermine trust in Russia, to portray Russia as frightening, and create some kind of image of an enemy. … Russia is in favor of a multipolar world, a democratic world order, strengthening the system of international law, and for developing a legal system in which any small country, even a very small country, can feel itself secure, as if behind a stone wall. … Russia is ready to become part of this multipolar world and guarantee that the international community observes these rules. And not as a superpower with special rights, but rather as an equal among equals.”||2007||Vladimir Putin, Kremlin|
|Madeleine Albright||“President Clinton and I first met Putin before that
when he was kind of acting president at, this was an APEC meeting in New Zealand, and at that stage Putin was trying to be very ingratiating and trying to make new friends - he was still cold - and the issue about him is he is very smart and in these meetings.
He did not have talking points and he took notes himself. He also is somebody I have to describe this because, they actually did kind of a jazz concert for President Clinton and President Clinton's driving around and Putin was sitting there like this..no rhythm whatsoever.. and and (sic), but the thing that is interesting is how smart he really is and directed he was.
The thing that I speak to more is something that happened before, that in 91 when the Soviet Union had fallen apart I was running a think-tank and I was asked to participate in a big survey of all of Europe after the end of the Cold War, and we had questionnaires and focus groups and things like that, and the focus group I'll never forget, is one outside of Moscow where this man stands up and says "I'm so embarrassed we used to be a superpower and now we're Bangladesh with missiles". And what I think happened I write it not so easy not so difficult to really deduce this, is Putin identified himself with that person who felt that the dignity and the grandeur of Russia had been lost and he has is bound anddetermined to restore that in every single way.”
|Institute for Statecraft/Purposes||“Moreover, the “war” mindset is being pumped into the Russian population. It is one of the great successes of Putin’s propaganda offensive”||Chris Donnelly||19 January 2018|
|Institute for Statecraft/Purposes||“It is vital to understand the reasons behind Putin’s warped reasoning – the fact that he is prepared to lie and to kill to protect his wealth and power – if we are to comprehend why the Kremlin has launched this information attack on the West. Only then can we begin to combat it. In Soviet times there was an ideological element, the battle of Capitalism versus Communism. That no longer plays a part. But Putin wants the West at least to respect Russia; better still to fear Russia. That is Putin’s mindset. If in Soviet times the leadership of the USSR relied on Western sympathisers with the Communist cause to help them in their mission, nowadays the Kremlin can call upon support in the West from three groups of people: naïve Russophiles who, despite all the evidence to the contrary, believe that Putin “can’t be all that bad, and anyway the Americans are just as bad”; those who are prepared to toe the Russian line in return for money; or those who are being blackmailed.”||Integrity Initiative||May 2018|
|Institute for Statecraft/Purposes||“Putin will be around for the foreseeable future - even if he went, what comes after Putin, wouldn't be much better. We believe we will have to face the Russian challenge for many years to come.”||Integrity Initiative|
|Bernard-Henri Lévy||“If Europe wants to adhere to its anti-fascist values then bear in mind that Russian Putinism is fascism.”||Bernard-Henri Lévy||2015|
|Bernard-Henri Lévy||“I have great respect for Russian culture but great contempt for the current Russian authorities.”||Bernard-Henri Lévy||2014|
|Elon Musk||“If Putin could so easily humiliate the West, then he would accept the challenge [to fight me]. But he will not.”||Twitter|
|Donald Trump||“I mean, he’s taking over a country for $2 worth of sanctions. I’d say that’s pretty smart.”||Donald Trump||2022|
|2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine||Ukraine|
|In a new episode of Cold War 2.0 Russia forcefully halted NATO expansion by invading Ukraine, with financial support of China. Although the EU and US denounced the "war crimes" as multiple cities were bombed, several countries opted less severe sanctions to keep importing diamonds and luxury goods and gas (and their loaned money) from Russia, seemingly creating a new iron curtain in Eastern Europe.|
|Document:A young Russian boy||speech||28 April 2004||Berel Lazar||Things that make you go "hmmmm?" - Surprising anecdote and information about Vladimir Putin in this extract from a speech given by Berel Lazar, then Chief Rabbi of Russia, to the Chabad Society at Oxford University.|
|Document:Being anti-war does not make us apologists for 'the enemy' or anyone else||Article||28 February 2022||Lindsey German||I am proud to be an anti-war campaigner and I know there are many like me. I note that anti-war protesters in Russia are being lauded in the British media. I also support them and send them my full solidarity. The irony is that Putin will see them as the enemy within — just as our government (and loyal opposition) treats us.|
|Document:Chabad Lubavitch||book extract||2002||Eduard Hodos||Suppressed information about the Jewish Chabad Lubavitch|
|Document:Hidden Alliance of former WEF Young Global Leaders working in Lockstep||Article||27 January 2022||Nota Akhir Zaman||Just listen to the President of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, himself say the following: “I have to say when I mention names like Mrs Merkel, Vladimir Putin and so on they have all been Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, but what we’re really proud of now is the young generation like Prime Minister Trudeau, the President of Argentina and so on.|
|Document:Is Putin Weaponising Stupidity?||article||19 March 2016||Rob Slane||Theatre of the absurd - the Western establishment obsession with demonising Vladimir Putin|
|Document:Julian Assange is a suspected Russian intelligence asset||Article||24 February 2020||Susie Boniface||"If Assange was interested in avoiding extradition to the US, he'd have gone to Sweden to answer the charges that were unlikely to see a conviction, and where he had far less chance of being extradited. But if he really WERE a Russian intelligence asset... well, then it all makes sense." - except that what it really makes is nonsense.|
|Document:Leaked Putin-Bandar meeting report||diplomatic communication||25 August 2013||Leaked report of a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Bandar bin Sultan, then intelligence chief of Saudi Arabia, during which bin Sultan issues scarcely veiled threats against the Sochi winter Olympics if Russia continued to frustrate actions to depose President Assad of Syria|
|Document:Novichok, Navalny, Nordstream, Nonsense||blog post||3 September 2020||Craig Murray||The US and Saudi Arabia have every reason to instigate a split between Germany and Russia at this time. Navalny is certainly a victim of international politics. That he is a victim of Putin I tend to doubt.|
|Document:Open letter to President Putin from 300 Germans||letter||10 April 2014||300 German citizens||An open letter to President Vladimir Putin from 300 Germans about the secession of Crimea and events in Ukraine since November 2013|
|Document:Pro-Kremlin trolls infiltrating comments on news sites for major influence operation, research says||Article||6 September 2021||Deborah Haynes||A study at Cardiff University shows that "Pro-Kremlin trolls" are influencing opinion in the West by infiltrating the comments sections of news websites. Dissent from the Official Narrative? Must be Russian disinformation.|
|Document:Putin the Good Goy||book extract||2002||Eduard Hodos||Information and informed speculation about Vladimir Putin and his Jewish supporters during his rise to the Russian Presidency|
|Document:Speech by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on 20 August 2017 to the Syrian Diplomatic Corps||Speech||31 August 2017||Bashar al Assad||The US President is not the maker of policies, but the executor. Therefore, the “Deep State” in the United States does not govern in partnership with the President, but leaves him a small margin.|
|Document:The IMF Bank Job||article||9 May 2014||Edmund Dalpe||A hilarious piece of satire - but closer to the truth about who calls the shots on events surrounding the Ukraine coup and what it really about, than any or all of the western MSM talking-heads combined.|
|Document:The Korea issue is now in the hands of the BRICS||Article||3 September 2017||Adam Garrie||"Simon says: 'There's a 7½-hour flight from the BRICS summit in Xiamen, China to Pyongyang, North Korea so if Sergei Lavrov and the Chinese FM took that flight together to meet Kim Jong-un, it would have huge impact, and get the ball rolling on dialogue'."|
|Document:The tyranny of the political spectrum||article||5 March 2017||Peter||Details of an exchange in the comments section of an article on the World Socialist Web Site between the author and a regular WSWS commentator which was quickly removed by the site operators. It illustrates the blinkered censorious nature of activists committed to both 'Left' and 'Right' - in this case the 'Left'.|
|Document:To understand or not to understand Putin||article||8 May 2014||Diana Johnstone||Understanding President Vladimir Putin and the dogged, determined unanimity of the western media to demonise and blame him for everything, in near total disregard of the evidence - a surreal situation explained with clarity|
|Document:Trump said to deprecate Netanyahu's intention to bump off Assad||Article||1 September 2017||Eric Zuesse||Better wait until my fundamentalist VP is in place, Benny boy!|
|Document:Vladimir Putin - The man||article||28 April 2014||Sharon Tennison||Insights into Vladimir Putin the man by an American citizen who has worked in Russia for over 30 years and met Putin as a young KGB officer in a bureaucratic capacity long before he became president.|
|Document:Vladimir Putin announces Special Military Operation in Ukraine||Speech||24 February 2022||Vladimir Putin||"They did not leave us any other option for defending Russia and our people, other than the one we are forced to use today. In these circumstances, we have to take bold and immediate action. The people’s republics of Donbass have asked Russia for help."|
|Document:What Might A Ukraine Peace Agreement Look Like?||blog post||13 May 2022||Craig Murray||Currently nobody in power wants peace. It is often impossible to resolve a geographic conflict without some element that can be portrayed as endorsement of ethnic cleansing. These are the problems of peace.|
|Document:Would-be German chancellor Scholz jumps the gun on EU expansion eastward, which may provoke more states to follow the UK and exit||Article||15 August 2021||Paul Nuttall||Olaf Scholz is a possible candidate for Chancellor of Germany at the September 2021 German parliamentary election. He has warned Russia to expect further European integration and expansion into Eastern Europe. Will this encourage more countries to follow the UK and leave the European Union?|
- Vasilyeva, Natallya. "Putin claims to support term limits as he readies to take helm for 3rd time", China Post (12 April 2012).
- https://www.geopolitica.ru/en/news/putin-95-world-terrorist-attacks-are-made-cia Geopolitica.ru
- https://www.bustle.com/p/putin-quotes-about-donald-trump-reveal-just-how-fond-he-is-of-the-president-9766916 Bustle
- http://web.archive.org/web/20110926234201/http://rt.com/politics/9-11-putin-seliger-investigation-toronto-355/ - a page removed from Russia Today by March 2015, but still available on the Web Archive.
- The Litninenko Inquiry report - pdf
- UK Report Claims Putin to Blame for Litvinenko Death - Sputnik International 21 January 2016
- "Labour deputy Tom Watson says fresh evidence proves Salisbury attack ‘ordered personally’ by Vladimir Putin"
- https://time.com/5933666/putin-davos-agenda-speech/ Time
- "Dutch Intellectuals Apologise to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Ukraine"
- "Professor Cees Hamelink- Letter to Putin"
- https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Document:Vladimir_Putin_announces_Special_Military_Operation_in_Ukraine ThePrint