President Vladimir Putin took over power after Boris Jeltsin resigned on New Years Eve in 1999. Since then Putin have been the man in Moscow and its has been all about the KGB agent. Who has reigned supreme and continues to do so.
Putin have really reigned everyone in. Changed law when needed be. Silenced critics. Killing them off with poison abroad and used all means to gain more power. With every day and every year he seems to get more consolidated in power. Even when the newest critics and dissidents gets a name abroad. His still able to catch it all and control it. Though it hurts his pride and his ego that people like Nalvanyj is creating headlines. That people are going streets over his messages and videos. They are supposed to praise their Tsar and forever Prince, Putin.
Vladimir has a legacy and has been able to keep himself put. He has even stirred the presses abroad as his tactics and possible meddling is now known about. That his FSB and other agencies are involved in cyber crimes and data dumps. The Russians are using new means to sway public opinion and even uses social media to get their candidates elected across the world.
Putin has surely made himself a name. Vladimir Putin is known across the world. The Russian President for life. The tyrant and the mastermind of Kremlin. The man who gets his wishes. Who gets to live in a palace of greatness. Who has massive wealth and hangs out with oligarchs. And if the Oligarchs questions his rule. They could loose it all and weaponize the courts against them. So, that their wealth vanish as quickly as it is possible and the fear keeps them loyal to him.
Russia isn’t thriving anymore. Russia is tired. They are using all means to cause fights with Kiev. Putin is playing to nationalist aspiration and loyalty to the “crown”. Putin wants to be the Tsar so badly. He wants the Winter Palace and be epic Soviet ruler. However, he will be remembered for all the people he killed. Putin will be remembered for all the laws and the silencing of the people.
Putin will not be remembered kindly, except for the ones who profited on his reign and who built careers around it. They will cry and be in sorrow when his gone. The rest will hope for an reformer and someone who aspires for change. That is why Nalvanyj and the likes is hitting a nerve. These folks are able to get the truth and get people to march in the streets for a just cause. A cause that is working against the status quo.
Putin wants to be loved and be the big man. Vladimir wants to be known as the powerful and silent leader. Though his actions is well known and he uses all means to get things done. Putin doesn’t spare anyone their demise. He will ensure it happens, if they are leaking or even going after what is his.
That is why the new law giving him another 15 years on the throne was to be anticipated. By the man who has ruled successfully since the beginning of 2000. He had a second term as Prime Minister in the middle of that. Nevertheless, that was a small time play to make it seems like he “stepped a bit down”. He came straight back to the Presidency and Dmitry Medvedev was demoted back to Prime Minister. Medvedev had before that been the Deputy Prime Minister, as he had agreed the “tandem rule”.
Since then, the one term of Medvedev have been the only “break” for Putin. Which only seems to be preoccupied with ensuring his reign never ends. Putin will be the Tsar and the Tyrant of Moscow for another decade. All elections and all other electoral actions will only be sham elections to secure his “legitimacy”. That is the reality of it all. This law is only made to make him President for Life. Peace.