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|goals =Become President of Russia (succeeded)<br>Annex the Crimea from Ukraine (succeeded)<br>Capture Kyiv (failed)<br>Capture Kharkiv (failed)<br>Capture Donbas (ongoing)<br>Spread his influence across the world (ongoing)<br>Invade Ukraine (succeeded)<br>Restore the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union (ongoing)<br>Defeat Ukraine (ongoing)
 
|goals =Become President of Russia (succeeded)<br>Annex the Crimea from Ukraine (succeeded)<br>Capture Kyiv (failed)<br>Capture Kharkiv (failed)<br>Capture Donbas (ongoing)<br>Spread his influence across the world (ongoing)<br>Invade Ukraine (succeeded)<br>Restore the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union (ongoing)<br>Defeat Ukraine (ongoing)
 
|type of villain = Fascist Megalomaniac Tyrant
 
|type of villain = Fascist Megalomaniac Tyrant
|motive = Keep his position|crimes = Tyranny<br>Abuse of power<br>Oppression<br>Invasion of Crimea<br>Invasion of Ukraine<br>Annexing Crimea from Ukraine<br>Interfering in other countries's political affairs<br>Ukrainian independance denial<br>Mass [[murder]] (including [[child murder]])<br>[[War crimes]]<br>[[Genocide]]<br>[[Crimes against humanity]]<br>Supporting dictatorships<br>State [[censorship]]<br>Illegal occupation of South Karafuto, Chishima Islands, and the Shikotan Islands<br>Electoral fraud<br>Discrimination<br>[[Islamophobia]]<br>[[Torture]]<br>[[Propaganda]]<br>[[Pollution]]<br>[[Hate speech]]<br>[[Authoritarianism]]<br>[[Americophobia]]<br>[[Anglophobia]]<br>Attempting world domination<br>Violation of the international treaty on dangerous weapons
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|motive = Keep his position|crimes = Tyranny<br>Abuse of power<br>Oppression<br>Theft of Crimea<br>Invasion of Ukraine<br>Annexing Crimea from Ukraine<br>Interfering in other countries's political affairs<br>Ukrainian independance denial<br>Mass [[murder]] (including [[child murder]])<br>[[War crimes]]<br>[[Genocide]]<br>[[Crimes against humanity]]<br>Supporting dictatorships<br>State [[censorship]]<br>Illegal occupation of South Karafuto, Chishima Islands, and the Shikotan Islands<br>Electoral fraud<br>Discrimination<br>[[Islamophobia]]<br>[[Torture]]<br>[[Propaganda]]<br>[[Pollution]]<br>[[Hate speech]]<br>[[Authoritarianism]]<br>[[Americophobia]]<br>[[Anglophobia]]<br>Attempting world domination<br>Violation of the international treaty on dangerous weapons<br>Withhold the grain and bomb a port in Odessa after a forced agreement.
 
|origin = Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg)
 
|origin = Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg)
 
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Evil-doer
Vladimir Putin in December 2020.jpg
Full Name: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Alias: Pale Moth
Pootie Poot
Vladolf Putler
Puppet Master
Uncle Vova
Crabe
Evil Dwarf
The New Tsar
The Hitler of Russia
Origin: Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg)
Occupation: President of Russia (1999 - 2008; 2012 - present)
Prime Minister of Russia (1999 - 2000; 2008 - 2012)
Skills: Political power
High intelligence
Master manipulation
Silencing his opponents
Control over the media
Fluent in German and English
Charisma
Hobby: Ruling Russia
Playing ice hockey
Recognizing the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine
Goals: Become President of Russia (succeeded)
Annex the Crimea from Ukraine (succeeded)
Capture Kyiv (failed)
Capture Kharkiv (failed)
Capture Donbas (ongoing)
Spread his influence across the world (ongoing)
Invade Ukraine (succeeded)
Restore the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union (ongoing)
Defeat Ukraine (ongoing)
Crimes: Tyranny
Abuse of power
Oppression
Theft of Crimea
Invasion of Ukraine
Annexing Crimea from Ukraine
Interfering in other countries's political affairs
Ukrainian independance denial
Mass murder (including child murder)
War crimes
Genocide
Crimes against humanity
Supporting dictatorships
State censorship
Illegal occupation of South Karafuto, Chishima Islands, and the Shikotan Islands
Electoral fraud
Discrimination
Islamophobia
Torture
Propaganda
Pollution
Hate speech
Authoritarianism
Americophobia
Anglophobia
Attempting world domination
Violation of the international treaty on dangerous weapons
Withhold the grain and bomb a port in Odessa after a forced agreement.
Type of Villain: Fascist Megalomaniac Tyrant


You must obey the law, always, not only when they grab you by your special place.
~ Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: Владимир Владимирович Путин, born October 7th, 1952) is the current President of Russia in his second stint as president since 2012, having previously served from 2000 until 2008 (acting president in 1999 following the resignation of Boris Yeltsin) In between his two stints as president he served as Prime Minister of Russia. He was previously an agent of the KGB during the Cold War and his domestic and foreign policy are based on his former job.

Putin is widely considered to be a Russian dictator; many watchdog organizations and human rights groups have cited human rights abuses and accusations of political corruption in his regime, and often his political opponents tend to mysteriously "disappear". He also has many alleged criminal connections.

His style of governance seems to be based on that of the former Soviet Union leader Leonid Brezhnev.

Biography

Putin was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) and studied law at Leningrad State University, graduating in 1975. Putin worked as a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, before resigning in 1991 to begin a political career in Saint Petersburg. He later moved to Moscow in 1996 to join the administration of President Boris Yeltsin.

He briefly served as Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and Secretary of the Security Council, before being appointed as prime minister in August 1999. After the resignation of Yeltsin, Putin became acting president, and less than four months later was elected outright to his first term as president and was reelected in 2004. As he was then constitutionally limited to two consecutive terms as president, Putin chose to become the prime minister again from 2008 to 2012, and was reelected as president in 2012, and again in 2018.

During his first tenure as president, the Russian economy grew for eight straight years, with GDP measured by purchasing power increasing by 72%, real incomes increased by a factor of 2.5, real wages more than tripled; unemployment and poverty more than halved and the Russians' self-assessed life satisfaction rose significantly. The growth was a result of a fivefold increase in the price of oil and gas which constitute the majority of Russian exports, recovery from the post-Communist depression and financial crises, a rise in foreign investment, and prudent economic and fiscal policies.

Serving under Dmitry Medvedev from 2008 to 2012, he oversaw large scale military reform and police reform. In 2012, Putin sought a third term as president and won with almost 64% of the vote. Falling oil prices coupled with international sanctions imposed at the beginning of 2014 after Russia's annexation of Crimea and the War in Donbass led to GDP shrinking by 3.7% in 2015, though the Russian economy rebounded in 2016 with 0.3% GDP growth, and the recession officially ended.

Development under Putin has included the construction of pipelines, the restoration of the satellite navigation system GLONASS, and the building of infrastructure for international events such as the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Putin received 76% of the vote in the 2018 election and was re-elected for a six-year term ending in 2024.

Under Putin's leadership, Russia has experienced democratic backsliding. Experts do not generally consider Russia to be a democracy, citing jailing of political opponents, purges and curtailed press freedom, and the lack of free and fair elections. 
Putin signing documents recognizing the Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk as free states

Russia has scored poorly on Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index, the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index and Freedom House's Freedom in the World index. Human rights organizations and activists accuse Putin of persecuting political critics and activists as well as ordering them tortured or assassinated. In February 2022, Putin warned that Ukraine's accession to NATO could embolden Ukraine to reclaim control over Russian-annexed Crimea or areas ruled by pro-Russian separatists in Donbas, saying: "Imagine that Ukraine is a NATO member and a military operation [to regain Crimea] begins. What – are we going to fight with NATO? Has anyone thought about this?" On 7 February, Putin said at a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron that "[a] number of [Macron's] ideas, proposals ... are possible as a basis for further steps. We will do everything to find compromises that suit everyone." Putin promised not to carry out new military initiatives near Ukraine.

On 15 February, the Russian parliament's lower chamber, the State Duma, backed a resolution calling for diplomatic recognition of two self-proclaimed separatist republics in Donbas. On 21 February, Putin signed a decree recognizing the separatist republics as independent states. On 24 February, Putin in a televised address announced a "special military operation" in Ukraine, launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. He said the purpose of the "operation" was to "protect the people" in the predominantly Russian-speaking region of Donbas who, according to Putin, "for eight years now, have been facing humiliation and genocide perpetrated by the Kyiv regime". Putin said that "all responsibility for possible bloodshed will be entirely on the conscience of the regime ruling on the territory of Ukraine".Putin's invasion was met with international condemnation. International sanctions were widely imposed against Russia, including against Putin personally. Following an emergency meeting of United Nations Security Council, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: "President Putin, in the name of humanity, bring your troops back to Russia. Putin's ally China abstained.

In response to what Putin called "aggressive statements" by the West, he put the Strategic Rocket Forces's nuclear deterrence units on high alert. U.S. intelligence agencies determined that Putin was "frustrated" by slow progress due to the unexpectedly strong Ukrainian defense, "directing unusual bursts of anger" at his inner circle. The White House and other observers questioned Putin's mental health after two years of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. On 28 February, as a condition for ending the invasion, Putin demanded Ukraine's neutrality, "denazification" and "demilitarisation", and recognition of Crimea, which had been annexed by Russia, as Russian territory. A Russian businessman is offering $1 million to any military officer who apprehends Putin "dead or alive" for committing war crimes in his invasion of Ukraine.

On 3 March, after a phone call between Putin and French President Macron, Macron's senior aide said that Putin "wanted to seize control of the whole of Ukraine. He will, in his own words, carry out his operation to 'de-Nazify' Ukraine to the end." Some analysts say Putin miscalculated when he launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and is leading his country into an unwinnable war and economic collapse. On 4 March, Putin signed into law a bill introducing prison sentences of up to 15 years for those who publish "knowingly false information" about the Russian military and its operations, leading to some media outlets to stop reporting on Ukraine.

Villainy

  • Putin is accused of rigging the 2016 US election in favor of Donald Trump by spreading disinformation about Trump's rival, Hillary Clinton, and having the GRU hack into the Democratic Party's information systems to steal computer files.
  • Putin is homophobic, biphobic and transphobic; in 2012, he banned gay pride parades and gay protests in all Russia. His administration also encourages the murder of gay people, crimes which it prevents the police from investigating, and has banned LGBT people from taking jobs.
  • His administration has been accused of committing domestic terrorist attacks in Russia.
    • Most notably, when Putin was Prime Minister his government allegedly ordered the 1999 Russian apartment bombings, which killed 307 people, and blaming Chechen terrorists. Alexander Litvinenko, the defector who first accused Putin of this, was later assassinated in the UK by Russian security forces.
  • He has enacted purges of several of his political enemies, similar to those carried out by Joseph Stalin.
  • He has banned protests and has people imprisoned for posting memes that mock the government or church.
  • He is allies with Bashar al-Assad, Alpha Condé,Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Kim Jong-un, Narendra Modi, Viktor Orbán, Nicolás Maduro, Aleksandar Vučić, Viktor Yanukovych, Ramzan Kadyrov, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Ali Khamenei, Alexander Lukashenko, Mohammed bin Salman, Rodrigo Duterte, Min Aung Hlaing, Aung San Suu Kyi, Hun Sen, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Isaias Afewerki, Évariste Ndayishimiye, Daniel Ortega, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Henry Kissinger, Askar Akayev, Emomali Rahmon, Ilham Aliyev, Serzh Sargsyan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Silvio Berlusconi. He is or was also friendly with Donald Trump, Muammar Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong-il, Fidel Castro, Robert Mugabe, Idi Amin Dada, Augusto Pinochet, Slobodan Milošević, Hugo Chávez, Pierre Nkurunziza, Than Shwe, Saparmurat Niyazov, Islam Karimov, Heydar Aliyev, Omar al-Bashir, Jair Bolsonaro and Xi Jinping.
  • He has suppressed all mass media that is not controlled by the state.
  • His invasions of Ukraine, Georgia, and Crimea. These incidents have caused Russia to face international sanctions, which in turn hurt Russia's economy and caused the value of the Russian Ruble to go down.
  • Despite the Russian Constitution forbidding the use of torture, Putin allows Federal Security Service officers to use torture.
  • During Putin’s years in office, a series of Russian democrats, journalists, and opposition leaders have been killed in mysterious circumstances.
  • He is the architect of the Second Chechen War, having ordered the bombing of Grozny when he was Prime Minister.
  • According to this article by Finnish magazine and tabloid Iltalehti, a report by political ministries revealed that Putin and his government are trying to control Finnish politics and possibly detach Finland politically from other Nordic countries, the Baltic states and the political camp managed by the USA and Great Britain.
  • Has connections to the Russian Mafia, particularly mob boss Semion Mogilevich, and possibly other organized crime syndicates, but denies it.
  • In February 2017, Putin passed legislation decriminalizing several forms of domestic violence. The amount of domestic violence-related homicides in Russia largely increased as a result.
  • During the 2002 Moscow hostage crisis, Putin's police employed poison gas which killed about 100 hostages and shot and killed several militants while they were unconscious. Putin subsequently attempted to cover up the truth about the incident, lying to the public about the gas used and the hostage's cause of death, and refused to investigate the crimes committed by the police during the raid.
    Ukrainian rescuers check the remains of the 18th school of Chernigiv after shelling during Russian invasion of Ukraine
  • Investigations by several intelligence agencies into the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 concluded that pro-Kremlin rebels armed by Putin had shot the plane down, killing all 298 civilians on board.
    • The rebels who shot MH17 down are also protected by the Russian government.
    • Putin has broken the international law imposed on chemical weapons due to their danger against civilians
  • Many war crimes have been committed in Ukraine and Syria by troops under Putin's command.
  • He remains in power by rigging the Russian presidential elections.
  • Intelligence agencies in the United States concluded that agents, presumably led by Putin, have meddled in various elections (most notably the 2016 Presidential Election which was won by Donald Trump), although Putin has denied this and the claims are disputed.
  • He tried to make Joseph Stalin's publicity better.
  • He didn't care that the Russian economy was dependent on oil prices. This led to the ruble fall 2 times in 2014, because oil prices also fell that year.
  • He defended his persecution of journalists by drawing a false equivalency to the prosecution of the rioters at the 2021 United States Capitol storming and the death of Ashli Babbitt.
    • In general, whenever West Countries fault him in Human Rights Violations, he tries to find similar events in this countries (Even the most petty.) so he could fault them in hypocrisy.
  • He supported Pension Reform that actually made more trouble than it fixed.
  • Despite Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov being a Kremlin servant (like his father), Putin's administration has a history of Islamophobic discrimination, having banned a lot of Islamic material as "extremist" and ordered Muslim clerics arrested and allegedly tortured. The US State Department considers Russia to be a country without religious freedom.
  • Thanks to Referendum of 2020, he can be president of Russia until 2036 and become senator-for-life after that.
  • Putin shows some animal cruelty. His people murdered many homeless animals on the eve of Olympic Games of 2014 and FIFA of 2018. Also, murder of animals was an administrative crime in Russia before 2020 and even after that, Russian police aren't arresting crime offenders oftentimes.
  • On February 21, 2022, Putin signed an order to recognize Luhansk People's Republic and Donetsk People's Republic, further fueling tensions between Russia and Ukraine,even Kazakhstan condemned support for recognition. On February 24, his forces invaded Ukraine.
  • The patriarch Kirill I of Moscow support his Invasion being a strong devotee of Putin to the point of cataloging his return as a "miracle of God".


Human right violations

Kharkiv downtown street destroyed by Russian bombardment
His record on human rights has been marked by the flattening of Chechnya, the demolition of Georgia, the crackdown of all media, especially independently-owned media that has been critical of the Kremlin such as NTV, the instigation of an armed conflict in eastern Ukraine that culminated in the accidental downing of a civilian aircraft, the bombing of aid convoys, the slew of Kremlin opponents dropping dead from polonium poisoning, Russian soldiers taking long "vacations", and the suppression and abuse of protestors. Interestingly, when proceedings were about to be brought against him to the International Criminal Court for possible crimes against humanity, he immediately withdrew Russia as a member state.

Putin is also heavily involved in the ongoing Syrian Civil War, having supported the incumbent Bashar al-Assad government of Syria since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011: politically, with military aid, and since 30 September 2015 also through direct military involvement. The latter marked the first time since the end of the Cold War that Russia entered an armed conflict outside the borders of the former Soviet Union.

Many well known politicians and people from other categories have compared Vladimir Putin to Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler. It is often related to the activity against Ukraine and the violation of international law. Among them are Prince Charles, Hillary Clinton, Wolfgang Schaeuble, Mikheil Saakashvili, Vladislav Inozemtsev, Zbigniew Brzezinski, John McCain, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, Stephen Harper, Garry Kasparov, Charles Lane, David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Dalia Grybauskaite, Bronisław Komorowski, Arkady Babchenko, Savik Shuster, Stephen Fry, Ian Austin, Andrey Piontkovsky, Boris Nemtsov, Nikolay Fyodorov, Carl Bildt, Petro Poroshenko, and Herta Müller. The Crimean speech of the Russian President played a role for some comparisons on the Ukrainian issue.

During its campaign in Ukraine, it has been reported that Russia has violated international law not to use excessively dangerous weapons, such as the Cluster, the Novichok.[1]

Bucha's massacre

The mayor of Bucha, Anatoliy Fedoruk, said that at least 280 individuals from the city had to be buried in mass graves. Local residents had to bury another 57 bodies in another mass grave. Serhiy Kaplishny, a local coroner who fled but returned, said that as of 3 April, his team had collected more than 100 bodies during and after the fighting (including deaths of soldiers and deaths from natural causes).

He said that before leaving, he had hired a backhoe operator to dig a mass grave near the church, as the morgue was unable to refrigerate bodies due to the lack of electricity, and "It was a horror". He also said that since returning, he had picked up 13 bodies of civilians who had had their arms tied and been shot at close range.

The exact number of people killed is unknown. Fedoruk said at least 300 people had been found dead in the immediate aftermath of the massacre. In an interview with Reuters, deputy mayor Taras Shapravskyi said only 50 of the victims had been confirmed as having been extrajudicially executed. The figure of 300 was later revised to 403 on 12 April.

Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said, "In Bucha alone the death toll is already higher than in Vukovar", referring to the killing of hundreds of Croat civilians and prisoners of war during the Croatian War of Independence. On 13 April 2022, BBC News posted an article saying "at least 500 dead have been found since the Russians left" Bucha.

Vitaly Vinogradov, the Academic Dean of the Kyiv Slavic Evangelical Seminary, was among the dead in Bucha. The body of Zoreslav Zamoysky, a local freelance journalist, was also found in Bucha.

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