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Here’s the real reason western leaders hate Vladimir Putin

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Every year, Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a press conference where journalists from throughout the Russian Federation and the wider world gather to ask the Russian President questions on anything. Many of the questions are hostile, but Putin gives honest and often lengthy, detailed answers to each.

In 2014 for example, his press conference lasted nearly 4 hours in length.

But Putin  makes himself widely available to journalists from around the world the whole year round, not least at the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Putin is generally one of most widely talkative major world leader when it comes to taking and answering questions from journalists.

At this year’s Economic Forum, Putin fronted a marathon 2 hour session that also featured his ally Prime Minister Modi of India, Moldovan President Igor Dodon, as well as Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern.

Hosting the lengthy Q and A was none other than professional Trump hater Megyn Kelly who has in the past expressed deeply hostile views towards Russia.

READ MORE: Vladimir Putin charms Megyn Kelly in St. Petersburg (Videos)

Her questions to Putin were often a reflection of the western mainstream media Russophobic narrative, yet Putin took it on in stride with his usual calm, collective confidence.

Throughout the duration of the Forum in Putin’s home town, the Russian President answered often difficult questions from journalists of all backgrounds and from all nations.

This may well be the crux of why western media figures and western leaders harbour such a disdain for Putin.

They dislike Putin not because he is bad but because he is so good. Putin is able to seamlessly shift from rattling off statistics about oil and gas production, to talking about regional issues in Russia, to the details of UN reports on the Middle East, to the economy of the EU, to the political situation in America, to China’s trade project One Belt–One Road, all without breaking a sweat.

What’s more is that he does it all without a script, teleprompter or any other ‘guidance’.

Many people in Europe lament that their countries are controlled by an un-elected Council of the European Union. Likewise, many are dismayed that America is now more controlled by the deep state than by elected officials, including the President.

In Russia this is not the case. Putin is in charge, he is democratically elected to be so and his command of Russian and global political issues is apparent. Even his adversaries can scarcely deny that Putin knows his stuff and is able to communicate it clearly and effectively.

Increasingly, western journalists and commentators are no longer able to utter an even semi-cohesive sentence without a script or weeks of preparation.

Putin does it as though it is easy.

Perhaps this is why Putin is hated by the west and loved by those who still are man enough to respect a real leader who can lead wisely and competently….all without a net.

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Isabella Jones

I agree – they hate him because he is good – very very good – at his job and that job has included kicking out the parasites who sought to turn Russia into their vassal in the 1990’s, it has included taking Russia from the edge of the drain to it’s present position on the world stage. But it’s more than that. They hate him because he is good, period. By which I mean a good man, a man of total integrity, high intelligence put to excellent use because guided by that integrity, and of enormous compassion, which means a… Read more »

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In this, of course, Putin reflects the nature of that greatest of all men, the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who experienced exactly the same reaction from the jews, who were, are, and it seems always will be, liars, murderers, and thieves. My own belief is that Putin is hated by these people for precisely this reason; he has wrested control of his great nation from the jews, and has allowed Orthodox Christianity to once again fulfill its central place in the spiritual lives of the Russian people. http://russiafeed.com/putin-goes-to-church-after-meeting-macron/ And because of this, Russia is now the source… Read more »

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

Thank you for those links Tim. I’ll go look at them.

Dave K
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Dave K

Also, he is hated because he doesn’t kiss Zionist Jew ahss like most other western leaders. This is the main reason.

Antonakis Mamas Demetriou
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Antonakis Mamas Demetriou

Very nicely said Isabella you saved me the job of writing exactly the same
You certainly have an intelligent brain the western fake news can’t pull the wool over your eyes.

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

Thank you Antonakis, you’re very kind. I think all of us here are the same – we’re a group of “no wool pulled” people who come for mutual support and interest. Cheers.

lickeyleaks
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lickeyleaks

Putin is doing to the World what Nigel Farage did to Europe,exposing them for what they really are,CROOKS….

permopin
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permopin

Somehow, I find it hard to believe that western leaders hate Mr Putin. I would rather believe they are frustrated with their own failure to be just like Putin, unable to accept the reality that in the unlikely event they managed to come close, they could not live with being the second best.

Walter Dublanica
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It is simple ,you hate someone who outsmarts you as is the case of Putin outsmarting the western elite. Putin is on the side of PEACE and with that holds the best cards. Nobody ,even the western elites can seriously want war.

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

This “hating” what the western leaders supposed to do is called: Western Values.

thnkfryrslf
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thnkfryrslf

I listened to Putin answer Megyn Kelly’s questions with great interest. Kelly’s questions were derived from the Wests MSM’s narrative and constant propaganda about Russia interfering with the US election, something Hillary is still stating. Putin with patience answered each ridiculous question and in so doing he explained what the real facts were and how and why the US needed to falsely demonize Russia. Now this is a man who has US-NATO military arms and troops throughout Eastern Europe, building up along the Russian border.All of this is being done alledgedly because the Baltic states, fear a Russian invasion.This is… Read more »

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I did notice that, despite her neoliberal indoctrination, Kelly was completely fascinated by Putin.
Given sufficient time, I suspect that she would learn to stand alongside the wonderful Zakharova, but sad to say, she has to return to that nest of thieves, murderers, and liars operating out of the so-called, but clearly no longer, United States.

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

Methinks, at that momen she saw and listened to a real leader of a great nation just answering her questions and leave her in her dignity as she was at that moment.
You could “feel” she was more and more coming in shock about the human being “Putin” in contrast to what the “homefront” is telling about this man, this great leader.
She will be in shock for a while and when she “wakes up”, might radically change her mind. IMO.

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my2Cents

Putin, solely by being himself, holds a mirror up to others and they see their reflection of incompetence or their corruption, and they don’t like it. When I first saw MK I wonder who in God’s name would have invited this former Fox nitwit to interview anyone (Putin) in St. Petersburg….Well in retrospect I believe Putin did it to make a point and to have MK ask the stupid questions as well as the silly accusations doing the rounds in Washington so he (Putin) could answer the West Loud and Clear once and for all.. It gave him a perfect… Read more »

strav
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strav

I vote for Vladimirovich in every australian elections always! Local state and federal! His the only politican and lavrov I’d vote for! Not the western garbage puppets!

Cristiano Barbaro
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Cristiano Barbaro

I love how Megyn Kelly is made to look like a fool. She asks the usual clichè anti Russian questions and Putin plays her like a fiddle with the truth!

rea
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rea

i agree putin the ebst world leader– now trump -putin are the best – make america great again–make rusia always great

dejavutoyou
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dejavutoyou

Just finished watching the interview between President Putin and Miss Kelly. It seems that Kelly was playing checkers, asking obvious questions to illicit a response from President Putin. President Putin on the other hand, appears to be tolerating her and her juvenile questions. Any American that is following the circus that is called an investigation should be able to see right through it. How could Russia effect the outcome of over 120,000,000 voters? The President was also asked if Russia had a dossier on President Trump. Of course they do BUT not the way that Kelly was stating it. It… Read more »

Donna
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Donna

They are afraid if Trump and Putin got together they could take back the would from evil hands.

CumExApostolatus
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LD
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LD

Putin is a good president because he loves his country as only a Russian can. He knows what war can do: 22 million deads in WO II…his father and brother amongst them. His presidency is not a job, it is a mission.

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Constantinople: Ukrainian Church leader is now uncanonical

October 12 letter proclaims Metropolitan Onuphry as uncanonical and tries to strong-arm him into acquiescing through bribery and force.

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The pressure in Ukraine kept ratcheting up over the last few days, with a big revelation today that Patriarch Bartholomew now considers Metropolitan Onuphy “uncanonical.” This news was published on 6 December by a hierarch of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (running under the Moscow Patriarchate).

This assessment marks a complete 180-degree turn by the leader of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople, and it further embitters the split that has developed to quite a major row between this church’s leadership and the Moscow Patriarchate.

OrthoChristian reported this today (we have added emphasis):

A letter of Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine was published yesterday by a hierarch of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, in which the Patriarch informed the Metropolitan that his title and position is, in fact, uncanonical.

This assertion represents a negation of the position held by Pat. Bartholomew himself until April of this year, when the latest stage in the Ukrainian crisis began…

The same letter was independently published by the Greek news agency Romfea today as well.

It is dated October 12, meaning it was written just one day after Constantinople made its historic decision to rehabilitate the Ukrainian schismatics and rescind the 1686 document whereby the Kiev Metropolitanate was transferred to the Russian Orthodox Church, thereby, in Constantinople’s view, taking full control of Ukraine.

In the letter, Pat. Bartholomew informs Met. Onuphry that after the council, currently scheduled for December 15, he will no longer be able to carry his current title of “Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine.”

The Patriarch immediately opens his letter with Constantinople’s newly-developed historical claim about the jurisdictional alignment of Kiev: “You know from history and from indisputable archival documents that the holy Metropolitanate of Kiev has always belonged to the jurisdiction of the Mother Church of Constantinople…”

Constantinople has done an about-face on its position regarding Ukraine in recent months, given that it had previously always recognized the Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate as the sole canonical primate in Ukraine.

…The bulk of the Patriarch’s letter is a rehash of Constantinople’s historical and canonical arguments, which have already been laid out and discussed elsewhere. (See also here and here). Pat. Bartholomew also writes that Constantinople stepped into the Ukrainian ecclesiastical sphere as the Russian Church had not managed to overcome the schisms that have persisted for 30 years.

It should be noted that the schisms began and have persisted precisely as anti-Russian movements and thus the relevant groups refused to accept union with the Russian Church.

Continuing, Pat. Bartholomew informs Met. Onuphry that his position and title are uncanonical:

Addressing you as ‘Your Eminence the Metropolitan of Kiev’ as a form of economia [indulgence/condescension—OC] and mercy, we inform you that after the elections for the primate of the Ukrainian Church by a body that will consist of clergy and laity, you will not be able ecclesiologically and canonically to bear the title of Metropolitan of Kiev, which, in any case, you now bear in violation of the described conditions of the official documents of 1686.

He also entreats Met. Onuphry to “promptly and in a spirit of harmony and unity” participate, with the other hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, in the founding council of the new Ukrainian church that Constantinople is planning to create, and in the election of its primate.

The Constantinople head also writes that he “allows” Met. Onuphry to be a candidate for the position of primate.

He further implores Met. Onuphry and the UOC hierarchy to communicate with Philaret Denisenko, the former Metropolitan of Kiev, and Makary Maletich, the heads of the schismatic “Kiev Patriarchate” and the schismatic “Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church” respectively—both of which have been subsumed into Constantinople—but whose canonical condemnations remain in force for the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

The hierarchs of the Serbian and Polish Churches have also officially rejected the rehabilitation of the Ukrainian schismatics.

Pat. Bartholomew concludes expressing his confidence that Met. Onuphry will decide to heal the schism through the creation of a new church in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church under Metropolitan Onuphry’s leadership is recognized as the sole canonical Orthodox jurisdiction in Ukraine by just about every other canonical Orthodox Jurisdiction besides Constantinople. Even NATO member Albania, whose expressed reaction was “both sides are wrong for recent actions” still does not accept the canonicity of the “restored hierarchs.”

In fact, about the only people in this dispute that seem to be in support of the “restored” hierarchs, Filaret and Makary, are President Poroshenko, Patriarch Bartholomew, Filaret and Makary… and NATO.

While this letter was released to the public eye yesterday, the nearly two months that Metropolitan Onuphry has had to comply with it have not been helped in any way by the actions of both the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Ukrainian government.

Priests of the Canonical Church in Ukraine awaiting interrogation by the State authorities

For example, in parallel reports released on December 6th, the government is reportedly accusing canonical priests in Ukraine of treason because they are carrying and distributing a brochure entitled (in English): The Ukrainian Orthodox Church: Relations with the State. The Attitude Towards the Conflict in Donbass and to the Church Schism. Questions and Answers.

In a manner that would do any American liberal proud, these priests are being accused of inciting religious hatred, though really all they are doing is offering an explanation for the situation in Ukraine as it exists.

A further piece also released yesterday notes that the Ukrainian government rehabilitated an old Soviet-style technique of performing “inspections of church artifacts” at the Pochaev Lavra. This move appears to be both intended to intimidate the monastics who are living there now, who are members of the canonical Church, as well as preparation for an expected forcible takeover by the new “united Church” that is under creation. The brotherhood characterized the inspections in this way:

The brotherhood of the Pochaev Lavra previously characterized the state’s actions as communist methods of putting pressure on the monastery and aimed at destroying monasticism.

Commenting on the situation with the Pochaev Lavra, His Eminence Archbishop Clement of Nizhyn and Prilusk, the head of the Ukrainian Church’s Information-Education Department, noted:

This is a formal raiding, because no reserve ever built the Pochaev Lavra, and no Ministry of Culture ever invested a single penny to restoring the Lavra, and the state has done nothing to preserve the Lavra in its modern form. The state destroyed the Lavra, turned it into a psychiatric hospital, a hospital for infectious diseases, and so on—the state has done nothing more. And now it just declares that it all belongs to the state. No one asked the Church, the people that built it. When did the Lavra and the land become state property? They belonged to the Church from time immemorial.

With the massive pressure both geopolitically and ecclesiastically building in Ukraine almost by the day, it is anyone’s guess what will happen next.

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Ukrainian leadership is a party of war, and it will continue as long as they’re in power – Putin

“We care about Ukraine because Ukraine is our neighbor,” Putin said.

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has branded the Ukrainian leadership a “party of war” which would continue fueling conflicts while they stay in power, giving the recent Kerch Strait incident as an example.

“When I look at this latest incident in the Black Sea, all what’s happening in Donbass – everything indicates that the current Ukrainian leadership is not interested in resolving this situation at all, especially in a peaceful way,” Putin told reporters during a media conference in the aftermath of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This is a party of war and as long as they stay in power, all such tragedies, all this war will go on.

The Kiev authorities are craving war primarily for two reasons – to rip profits from it, and to blame all their own domestic failures on it and actions of some sort of “aggressors.”

“As they say, for one it’s war, for other – it’s mother. That’s reason number one why the Ukrainian government is not interested in a peaceful resolution of the conflict,” Putin stated.

Second, you can always use war to justify your failures in economy, social policy. You can always blame things on an aggressor.

This approach to statecraft by the Ukrainian authorities deeply concerns Russia’s President. “We care about Ukraine because Ukraine is our neighbor,” Putin said.

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have been soaring after the incident in the Kerch Strait. Last weekend three Ukrainian Navy ships tried to break through the strait without seeking the proper permission from Russia. Following a tense stand-off and altercation with Russia’s border guard, the vessels were seized and their crews detained over their violation of the country’s border.

While Kiev branded the incident an act of “aggression” on Moscow’s part, Russia believes the whole Kerch affair to be a deliberate “provocation” which allowed Kiev to declare a so-called “partial” martial law ahead of Ukraine’s presidential election.

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When Putin Met Bin Sally

Another G20 handshake for the history books.

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In the annals of handshake photo-ops, we just may have a new winner (much to the delight of oil bulls who are looking at oil treading $50 and contemplating jumping out of the window).

Nothing but sheer joy, delight and friendship…

…but something is missing…

Meanwhile, earlier…

Zoomed in…

And again.

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