Putin has publicly disclosed few and humble assets. However, leaked data and whistleblowing show that he may actually be very rich.
Vladimir Putin articles on Democracy Chronicles
Vladimir Putin is the dictator of Russia and one of most powerful dictators in the world second only to the leadership of China. Putin's anti-democracy policy is being actively spread around the world thanks to revenue from Russia's oil and gas monopolies. Also see our articles on Russia.
Revealing The ‘Real Money’ Funding Kremlin’s War
Famed investor Bill Browder believes Putin and oligarchs have stolen a trillion USD from the Russia people since the Soviet Union collapsed.
Unlearned Lessons Of History: From Baturyn To Bucha Massacres
This totally mad and needless war, which Russia started on a large scale, has a long story behind it. This post will provide the historical context.
Putin Falls Into The Dictator Trap
The risks of miscalculation are compounded, psychology research has shown, by the fact that power literally goes to your head, expert.
How China Is Backing Russia In Ukraine
Through a variety of information channels, Beijing is framing the conflict on Putin’s terms, promoting pro-Kremlin narratives.
PODCAST: Russia And Ukraine – How We Got Here
Was the war in Ukraine inevitable? What is Vladimir Putin trying to achieve? What does the conflict say about Ukraine as a democracy?
A Tale Of Two Dictators: The Stalinization Of Russia
Putin is a 21st-century tyrant, populist and nationalist, and a practitioner of 21st-century identity politics, whereas Stalin was a Marxist.
Russia Arrests 13K Protesters As Ukraine Opposition Surges
Russian authorities are arresting and detaining people protesting against the war in Ukraine. Up to 13000 have been arrested recently.
Putin’s Rolodex of Fake States
Donetsk and Luhansk are the latest in a number of “fake states” in the former USSR. Putin has a rolodex full of them because he made them.
Dictators Aren’t Pretending Anymore
The democratic recession is so severe that autocrats now openly stage coups, steal elections, and invade other countries.