Who is Russian President Vladimir Putin? What motivates him? In the expanded edition of their important book, “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin,” authors Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy—both Brookings senior fellows—dispel potentially dangerous misconceptions about Putin and offer a clear-eyed look at his objectives. They present Putin as a reflection of deeply ingrained Russian ways of thinking as well as his unique personal background and experience. Watch the video below for a brief introduction.
Learn more about “Mr. Putin” here.
[Vladimir Putin] only paid lip service to warmongering comments, but he spent most of the speech assuring Russians that he was aware of day-to-day hardships...It’s amazing how much time he spent talking about sewage.”