From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin

  • Published on Mar 23, 2017
  • Putin’s intent on pushing back against the Western world order... and it appears to be working.
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    2:42 "Russian Hell"
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    Vladimir Putin has been ruling Russia since 1999. In that time he has shaped the country into an authoritarian and militaristic society. The Soviet Union dissolved into 15 new countries, including the new Russian Federation. In Putin’s eyes, Russia had just lost 2 million square miles of territory. But Putin’s regime has also developed and fostered the most effect cyber hacker army in the world and he’s used it to wreak havoc in the West. But the election of Donald Trump brings new hope for the Putin vision. Trump’s rhetoric has been notably soft on Russia. He could lift sanctions and weaken NATO, potentially freeing up space for Putin’s Russia to become a dominant power once again. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out
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Comments • 14 964

  • EmperorJ Gaming
    EmperorJ Gaming 15 hours ago

    The background music literally gave me a spy movie feeling😂

  • Pepe Arenas
    Pepe Arenas 16 hours ago

    Putin is like 007 agent

  • Joseph T
    Joseph T Day ago

    putin taking over the world !

  • Martens94
    Martens94 Day ago

    this is not documentary

  • Mr. Chicken
    Mr. Chicken Day ago

    Bro does the russian president ever change?

  • ALIEN51er
    ALIEN51er Day ago


  • Marrick Tryathia
    Marrick Tryathia Day ago +1

    Two things. One the Russian collusion against Hilary Clinton has not been confirmed. In fact it looks like it was just a narrative to oust Trump. Two Trump shuffle in foreign policy has not allowed Putin to gain international power. Do not spout liberal rhetoric!

  • Madbomber 239
    Madbomber 239 Day ago

    US: we have tanks, fighter jets, trillions of guns and nukes, what about you?
    Russia: we have ivan

  • Owen C
    Owen C Day ago


  • not today
    not today Day ago

    103,000 likes, Putin has a lot of fans and the number keeps rising

  • Movies Entertainment

    we want Russia dominate the world once again

  • Movies Entertainment

    we Indian brothers and sisters completely support Russian people

    IT DONT TICKLE Day ago +1

    A lot of this information, especially with regards to Russia's economy is incorrect.

  • Julian Kukus
    Julian Kukus 2 days ago

    7:27 glad vox could squeeze this in the video, smh🙄

  • Trouble 79
    Trouble 79 2 days ago

    you guys should change your channel name into CNN bulshit channel

  • ivan bregar
    ivan bregar 2 days ago

    This video is a joke. Russians dont hate Yeltsin for cooperating with the west. They hate him cause he was a corrupt muppet who ruined his country with crony capitalist policies backed by the west.

  • Hajri Iljazi
    Hajri Iljazi 2 days ago

    Vam jebem isus krista prlavog coveka dobro i usret celo da su mu jedno shango prlavog ziv u crkvu da ste imal i neopranog guzicu

  • Hajri Iljazi
    Hajri Iljazi 2 days ago

    Vi nemci znate dobro danca

  • Hajri Iljazi
    Hajri Iljazi 2 days ago

    Svi nemci krivi pali u makedonij sve loto centa tamo ne sve rusia da bog da napravim

  • Hajri Iljazi
    Hajri Iljazi 2 days ago

    Isus krista cu vam strat nemci

  • S Arari
    S Arari 2 days ago

    Lies, lies, lies

  • Snazzy Tomcat
    Snazzy Tomcat 3 days ago

    It was all good until you mentioned the collusion delusion.

  • Hajri Iljazi
    Hajri Iljazi 3 days ago

    Ubijem putin i obamo

  • Hajri Iljazi
    Hajri Iljazi 3 days ago

    Sve okej mocan polubim za austriu

  • Hajri Iljazi
    Hajri Iljazi 3 days ago

    Dnarja imam

  • Hajri Iljazi
    Hajri Iljazi 3 days ago

    Najpametni na balkan hajri iljazi selo gradec njrm makedonija najlepshi na balkan od kad sem isho u crkvu i prekrstio princ sem

  • DOM TV
    DOM TV 3 days ago +2

    Imagine if the Arab world and Russia and China created a thing like NATO or became so close that they don't need other countries to support them ....

    • DOM TV
      DOM TV 14 hours ago

      @Giovanni B Not really , The axis were bad and when literally commiting genocide , I don't think Arabs would do the same and so is Russia , can't say the same about China though

    • Giovanni B
      Giovanni B 22 hours ago

      That just sounds like the Axis with extra steps

  • Tiberal
    Tiberal 3 days ago

    where russian subs, lol, video about Russia and Putin, and you dont make subs for me, us, okay)

  • محمد
    محمد 3 days ago +1


  • Venice Waves
    Venice Waves 3 days ago

    boss music at the end with Putin cat-walking

  • Вахтанг Ломтатидзе

    Росиянцы ставят дизы☺️

  • Ioannis Boutsianis
    Ioannis Boutsianis 4 days ago +4

    This comment has been deleted by Russian hackers.

  • 0
    0 4 days ago

    This is the most boring video of Vox... not gonna lie.

  • Kuruma Uzamaki
    Kuruma Uzamaki 5 days ago +1

    The invasion of Georgia isn’t a show of aggression it was an attempt to bring all the Soviets countries back together did you even do simple google search

  • Patokaduck2001 Game
    Patokaduck2001 Game 5 days ago

    Смерть ворогам Слава Украине

  • Владислав 1977

    "Собаки лают - караван идёт" (с)

  • Zubair Monzur
    Zubair Monzur 6 days ago

    PUTIN is the best russian president.

  • Robert Trump
    Robert Trump 6 days ago

    There are a lot on inaccuracies in this video never mind do better next time though

  • Tony Toledo
    Tony Toledo 6 days ago +1

    No Russian bots in the comments!

  • Аларик Светлый

    Чего ж русских субтитров нету?

  • Justin 123
    Justin 123 7 days ago

    Putin wants to invade Europe and "push back the Western Order"? And I thought Vox was nuts the day before! This shows how much research these guys did: Putin could never invade Europe, let alone America. He's only got three water ports, and a substantial navy would be needed for any serious endeavour. Moreover, those ports are frozen for most of the year.

    • Nathan Lewis
      Nathan Lewis 2 days ago

      Justin 123 He’s got more nukes than anyone

  • David
    David 7 days ago +2

    Cracking down on homosexuals and feminism, arresting people who are being obnoxious and disrespectful in church, censoring media that tries to undermine the culture of the nation? Sounds pretty based

  • stoycho barow
    stoycho barow 7 days ago

    1% of this video is true

  • Justin Anger
    Justin Anger 7 days ago

    Russia will always be 1000 years ahead of us

  • Ark0ny Gaming
    Ark0ny Gaming 7 days ago +1

    Love how they just got to put the fault on russia for Trump winning the elections, not his problem that the country is filled with ignorants that will vote for him

  • Isaiah Philip Olaguer

    vid didnt serve him justice. whack vox

  • shanazirk
    shanazirk 7 days ago +3

    The living james bond

  • გერ100
    გერ100 7 days ago +1

    I am from Georgia and we are not russians ;)

    • grep
      grep 3 days ago

      I am from Poland not from Russia)

  • Phat Reddit
    Phat Reddit 7 days ago

    Vox, stop freaking lying about things

  • Phat Reddit
    Phat Reddit 7 days ago +18

    "We're saying 100% truth""
    -Vox, 2019

  • Abeng Biring
    Abeng Biring 7 days ago

    Please make Indonesian (bahasa) subtitles
    Respect from indonesia 🇮🇩🇮🇩

  • Egregius
    Egregius 7 days ago

    Any sources/references/links on Russia influencing Dutch elections? Or for that matter French elections?

  • Oxy Berry
    Oxy Berry 7 days ago

    Putin the Great 🇷🇺

  • Rozalinda Stories
    Rozalinda Stories 8 days ago

    Putin is a lonely leader... He fight alone... His folk are so far from his plans and his way of thinking

  • ramyar ram
    ramyar ram 8 days ago

    ukraine better before with russia

  • Cyklon B
    Cyklon B 8 days ago

    Sorry but this is clearly against vladimir putin you are almost demonizing him and russia in fact I live in slovakia country that been occupied by soviets for 40 years. They destroyed lot of stuff but in the other hand they have build almost every of our cities. Putin have risen the russia from dust invested in russian agroculture from state founds to boost economics.I dont think that russia is collapsing they are relativly good with every resoures nown to human kind (- water), I at least think so.

  • VlaDiVerSky
    VlaDiVerSky 8 days ago

    anyone know the soundtrack?

  • Micheal Hunt
    Micheal Hunt 8 days ago

    Not gonna lie the video is great but Putin doesn't say the stuff the captions say he does

  • DerekPK
    DerekPK 8 days ago

    I like Russian hackers if they are nice.

  • Nopal 6996
    Nopal 6996 8 days ago +2

    Putin is really made to seem evil when he isn’t yeah he does bad things but which nation leader doesn’t