Skip to comments.'Vlad the Great': Putin's Approval Rating Soars in Russia
Posted on 03/08/2014 2:37:28 AM PST by PaulCruz2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin may have to endure the stern disapproval of U.S. President Barack Obama, and the occasional insult from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as a result of his invasion of Ukraine. But at home, his approval ratings have soared to nearly 70 percent, up from just above 60 percent in December. Over 70 percent of Russians support Putin's tactics in the Crimea; fewer than one in five oppose his policy.
The Russian parliament is expected to support Crimean secession, the Wall Street Journal reports, and even some Russian opposition leaders are praising Putin. One quoted by the Journal claims: "If Putin returns Crimea to Russia without blood, he will go down in history as a great, and there's nothing you can do about that." Or, as Charles Krauthammer quipped Friday: "Catherine the Great took Crimea, Vlad (the Great?) won it back."
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It really doesn’t prove anything, though. Hitler was very popular when he was winning back lands to Germany with large numbers of Germans without having to fight a war. Most US Presidents have been popular when wars are swift, low cost, and successful. Putin’s success so far may bring cheers from his subjects. That will change if they pay a heavy price as well for his chauvinism. Then, they’ll again fix their minds on the tyranny that is Putin’s regime and its oligarchy of former communists turned crony capitalists. The fact that Putin denies Ukraine popular sovereignty - bossing ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych around before he fell - will be remembered too. Now, he “saving” the Russian-speaking people in Ukraine, which is just a ploy to keep his rapacious fingers in Ukraine’s business. He insists that Ukraine do as he says, like a typical tyrant he cannot understand that another nation can have its own culture, language, foreign policy, and form of government. Putinism, may please some who disdain Obama and his threats to American liberty. I get that. But we are wise to equate them both as statist who do not respect their people.
Ukraine, blow a few pipelines and let them go without money for a while and see how they do.
Obama has us doing what is always wrong and then says he’s always right. It is the Obama way.
The only trouble I have with the poster is that I don’t see Putin’s policies as those of his country. He sets the agenda without the consent of the Russian people. He’s manipulated that nation for the last 14 years. He’s as much a third world president-for-life type as any of those who plunder their nation. And his physique, with his flabby man boobs, is really not something to show off.
Tough luck, wise guy. Russia built SEVERAL pipelines to export gas and oil to Europe. Your stupid advice would only leave Ukraine (which is highly dependent on Russian energy) in the dark and its economy at stand-still.
That is the best Photoshop ever!
And yet, your description of Putin, with the exception of any ‘manly’ connotation, could be changed with the replacement of the word ‘Putin’ by ‘Obama’ and a change from 14 to almost 7, and it would apply here, too.
Lies, all lies. Obama is much more popular.
Vlad and the new Christian Russia are on the right side of history. Nations that aid and abet the new global caliphate will perish.
Pooty-Poot’s phone and pen have way more mojo than Hussein’s.
Putin doesn’t use a Pen and a Phone—he has Tanks and ships. Who said that its a new world where nations don’t seize other nations? what happened to South Vietnam? The world hasn’t changed—Its the same old world it has always been—he with the biggest guns wins. Public opinion means very little to Putin. And he’s right—there is little we can do—and we can get a whole lot of hurt from Russia and her allies. He’s going for the long haul—we will forget Criema when its a new state of the Russian Federation. Putin will make a new treaty with Ukraine-—and we will get stuck paying the bills.
Support of the “furor” by the creators and birthland of the “LIV” should not be “unexpected”. Hope Joell Pollack of Britebart does a followup on the how the Russian media is reporting these attacks on “Russians” by the “Ukrainan Nazis” or the phoney popular insurrection by the Crimea “milita”. That would explain this it’s not about the money and control of new Ukrainian nat gas finds which of course doesn’t get mentioned in the Ukrainian invasion..
Both the Georgian and Ukrainian invasions are about energy oil and natural gas.. Georgia because of a middle east pipeline. ,
Most Russians seen Putin as having stemmed their decline and made them feared as a resurgent great power.
Gorbachev may be popular in the West but he is despised in Russia as the man who nearly brought it to ruin through misguided and inept policies. As much he helped to discredit Communism, Putin has validated Russian nationalism and charted a separate path for Russia apart from the West.
Regaining Crimea would be his greatest achievement and I don’t think he wants restore the Soviet Union as much as he wants to make Russia the leading country in the post Soviet space. And that wins him kudos from Russian nationalists at home and the West’s disapproval of him only shows that he reads them far better than they read him.
As for Ukraine, I don’t think he wants war and he has plenty of tools to discredit and undermine a fledgling regime he thinks is an enemy of Russia. And Russia will continue to do that to show the West how far its willing to go for its interests short of outright war. And there is no real appetite in the West to take on Russia for a sustained period of time and in knowing that, Putin holds all the cards.
Vlad The Great? I guess we’ll have to see if history agrees once he is gone from the scene in Russia but at least he is still a consequential figure in world history. Russia is back, whether or not the events in Ukraine result in a new Cold War between it and the West in the future.
his approval ratings have soared ... And in the US amongst those who are sick and tired of the pervert in the oval office.
Wow - little President Barry MomJeans disapproves.
Vladimir will have sleepless nights...
The Historical legacy........
Vlad the great....... restorer of the Motherland
George W Bush....... conqueror of Baghdad
Barack Obama........ Wilsonian piss ant