Vladimir Putin: the great survivor

The Russian president has shown an unstoppable aptitude for accruing and wielding power over the past 20 years. The question now is: what next?

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
5th January, 2020
Vladimir Putin: the great survivor
Vladimir Putin is one of the world’s most powerful men

Age: 67

Appearance: short, smug, often shirtless

Newsworthiness: the Russian president is celebrating 20 years in the job

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