47.1. Putin (Путин, 普京, 1999-2008, 2012-∞)


Notable dissidents:

https://youtu.be/fAoMzxKkH2M?t=3628 Can’t Get You Out of My Head S01E06 "Are We Pigeon Or Are We Dancer" highlights the fact that Putin came to power without a vision, without ideals and without personality. He was clearly just put there by the corrupt oligarchs who controlled the media as an administrator who would favor corruption.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiI5UuCiEoU Russian Youtuber Bashir Dokhov puts Putin portrait in a lift as an opinion poll. TODO evidence that it was not staged, e.g. address, identities of people shown. But in any case, Ciro does feel that as of 2020 Putin’s power is very precarious compared to Xi Jinping (习近平, 2012-∞, Heil卐!) for example. E.g., whenever Ciro spoke to Russians abroad, they were all able to criticize Putin. But about on third to half of the Chinese abroad were completely brainwahsed and thought China has the best government possible. Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeb3MMl3lB4.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk9igTqTx9s The Putin Files: Masha Gessen interview with PBS ()