From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin

  • Published: 23 March 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 • 15 172

  • SuperSonicPotato
    SuperSonicPotato  9 hours back

    God vox your editing style almost covers up your lies

  • Hajri Iljazi
    Hajri Iljazi  10 hours back

    2018 ne diraj kloshar

    • eloni puppy
      eloni puppy  11 hours back

      He bad

      • Hajri Iljazi
        Hajri Iljazi  12 hours back

        Ja sem drakula

        • Hajri Iljazi
          Hajri Iljazi  12 hours back

          Brishi ja sem lotosretnik

          • DnWn
            DnWn  1 days back

            That's something new to hear that it was Russian hackers who spreaded anti-Yanukovych narrative in Ukraine. So funny to hear for me as the citizen of Ukraine. Actually, it was the west that said Yanukovych was bad... Once caught lying, who would believe the rest of what is said in the movie, OK?

            • The Champions League King

              You forgot Canada in the west


                Spy? Lol. You are kidding? Right? He just got lucky Ronald Reagan needed his colon massaged, so George Bush set him up.

                • Paul Allen
                  Paul Allen  2 days back

                  What’s the music at the end?

                  • PerishZac
                    PerishZac  2 days back

                    Look it’s mad mikkelsen

                    • Mama Niel Niel
                      Mama Niel Niel  2 days back

                      Seriously when theres a history Video people always joke around in the comments

                      • Joshua Thompson
                        Joshua Thompson  3 days back

                        "And ofcourse, they tried to sabotage Hilary Clinton's presidential campaign..." Nevermind that they did an investigation and found no evidence of this or the fact that the Steele dossier was paid for by Clinton's campaign and the DNC.

                        • Chase Janes
                          Chase Janes  3 days back

                          So liberal

                          • Kaze Jah
                            Kaze Jah  3 days back

                            Vox as usual is not telling all the facts, while distorting many of them.

                          • Simon Roh
                            Simon Roh  3 days back

                            0:14-0:18 then we (🇪🇺🇺🇸, other democracies) need to push back

                            • Eugene Popov
                              Eugene Popov  3 days back

                              Brain washer! Nothing close to reality

                              • BullitzFromAbove
                                BullitzFromAbove  3 days back

                                I would Like Russia to become a 1st world country, but I'm not to fond on politics, because rouses
                                fights, and it could possible destroy Russia, but could make it stronger.

                                • Sourabh Singh
                                  Sourabh Singh  3 days back

                                  can anyone tell me the music in the background 7:30

                                  • Om thecoder
                                    Om thecoder  1 days back

                                    I think its VOX official music. I also wanted that.

                                • OllieMakesVideos
                                  OllieMakesVideos  4 days back

                                  Why have I never heard of the invasion of Georgia?

                                  • Faizal Azlan
                                    Faizal Azlan  4 days back

                                    n 2 years on they are still winning

                                    • Dj NutCracker
                                      Dj NutCracker  5 days back

                                      And when's the fall coming? year *2350*

                                      • Umair Khan
                                        Umair Khan  5 days back

                                        Master of deception

                                        • Heyder Aliyev
                                          Heyder Aliyev  5 days back

                                          Putin was and is a GREAT LEADER of decent people

                                          • The Angry Melon
                                            The Angry Melon  3 days back

                                            How? Just how? What makes him a great leader? Invading innocent countries? Medaling with foreign elections? Being a master at deception? Manipulating and corrupting his country for self-gain? Tell me 5 good things about Putin and I’ll think again.

                                        • Fried Pinguin
                                          Fried Pinguin  6 days back

                                          Plenty of Russian trolls here

                                          • Anthoney Grose
                                            Anthoney Grose  6 days back

                                            I, like Putin where is Emily

                                            • Chairman Red 99
                                              Chairman Red 99  6 days back

                                              *U.S.A Master of Propoganda since WW1*

                                              • Hajri Iljazi
                                                Hajri Iljazi  6 days back

                                                Smo jim loto nevede skritt

                                                • Hajri Iljazi
                                                  Hajri Iljazi  6 days back

                                                  Oni zaboravi

                                                  • Hajri Iljazi
                                                    Hajri Iljazi  6 days back

                                                    Brata sta mi ubil

                                                    • Hajri Iljazi
                                                      Hajri Iljazi  6 days back

                                                      Bilo kako

                                                      • Hajri Iljazi
                                                        Hajri Iljazi  6 days back

                                                        Boste me znal vi mene

                                                        • Hajri Iljazi
                                                          Hajri Iljazi  6 days back

                                                          92 gjekpota

                                                          • Hajri Iljazi
                                                            Hajri Iljazi  6 days back

                                                            2018 koper sem lotosretnik

                                                            • Hajri Iljazi
                                                              Hajri Iljazi  6 days back

                                                              Stališče vi meni ukradli loto

                                                              • Hajri Iljazi
                                                                Hajri Iljazi  6 days back

                                                                Za objave ne kazi ko je same lepe stvari bom

                                                                • Hajri Iljazi
                                                                  Hajri Iljazi  6 days back

                                                                  Pištole karl

                                                                  • Electrical Lion
                                                                    Electrical Lion  6 days back

                                                                    VLADIMIR LENIN VS VLADIMIR PUTIN

                                                                    • Carlos Menezes
                                                                      Carlos Menezes  6 days back

                                                                      Só conheço a FOX . Viva o PSOE ou-través +1 do que nas anteriores eleições. VOZ não sei o que é.

                                                                      • Petr pavlovich Romanov

                                                                        Dear VOX! You claim that Putin is a nationalist but unfortunately he is not one. He imports millions of migrants, who do not assimilate, spends ton of money on supporting the anti-russian "rossiyanin culture", the government supports Chechnya (region known for its anti russian muslim tradition and a dictator-style leader Cadyrov), russians are scilenced in their own country. If Putin was a nationalist Russia would be spread from Vladisvostok to Warsaw... so be happy that he is just another oligarch.

                                                                        • Adrián Csonka
                                                                          Adrián Csonka  6 days back

                                                                          Am I missing something or Putin really isn't the part of the Bilderberg group? Well that's interesting or at least going to be.

                                                                          • Barry Scott
                                                                            Barry Scott  7 days back

                                                                            I love their news tho. It’s so hilarious and even funnier that people believe it

                                                                            • Ross Summers
                                                                              Ross Summers  7 days back

                                                                              Come on guys. There was no evidence of sabotage from the Russia’s via hacking of Hillary Clinton. Please do you’re research.

                                                                              • Nathan
                                                                                Nathan  6 days back

                                                                                Emails passed to Wikileaks by Russia & certainly Russian accounts spreading pro-Trump articles are proven by credible news outlets in America.

                                                                            • Caleb Stone
                                                                              Caleb Stone  7 days back

                                                                              Putin was born in the fall of 1952. He's a Dragon leader(Chinese zodiac).

                                                                              • Section
                                                                                Section  1 weeks back

                                                                                Jesus, I didn’t know he was so old.

                                                                                • picoaga
                                                                                  picoaga  1 weeks back

                                                                                  thanks trump!!!!..... not

                                                                                  • Divyanshi Singh
                                                                                    Divyanshi Singh  1 weeks back

                                                                                    today is 30 th anniversary of fall of berline wall.

                                                                                    • Lysol and bananas
                                                                                      Lysol and bananas  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Admirable man.

                                                                                      • Mustafa
                                                                                        Mustafa  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Sun over there and you can't hide it... usa is a big baloon ..usa gives this world just tears nothing else...