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The most powerful man in the world | Vladimir Putin

The Power of Putin – Documentary 2017 | CNN

Russian chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov, a harsh critic of Putin, has noted that the entire structure of Russian political power rests on one man. When the Czar died, you knew the structure that would endure and the process by which his successor, his son, would be elevated. When the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party died, the Standing Committee and the Politburo would select his successor. But when Putin dies, what will happen? No one knows.

Putin has created what he calls a “vertical of power,” something unlike any we see in other great nations.

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The documentary, “Putin the most powerful man”, argues that it is no more the US President but the Russian President Putin who is the most powerful man in the world. Putin has shown the power to even bring a US president of his own choice.

Did Russian hackers try to influence the US election?

According to US intelligence officials, Russian hackers made repeated attempts before this year’s election to get into major US institutions, including the White House and the state department. The tactics were simple: send out volleys of phishing emails and hope that someone clicked.

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Why was Clinton targeted?

Vladimir Putin has a visceral dislike of Clinton. As US secretary of state, Clinton was responsible for a doomed attempt to “reset” relations between Washington and Moscow – earning her the eternal wrath of the Russian political establishment, headed by Vladimir Putin.

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Has Russia done similar elsewhere?

Yes. German officials say a Russian hacking group was behind a major attack last year on the parliament in Berlin. The attack – like those in the US – involved phishing emails. They were sent from an account, un.org, which appeared to come from the United Nations. The hack may have gone on for six months.