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Why do Russians love Putin and Americans hate him?

Do Americans hate Putin because the media and the political class in Washington have told them to do so?

Yes and no. Yes, the media and the politicians have played a big role in the demonization of Putin. But, no, they’re not the main drivers of this smear campaign. That designation belongs to the plutocrats behind-the-scenes who use the media to attack Putin in order to promote their own globalist agenda. That’s what’s really going on; the news is being shaped to advance the interests of elites.

After all, what do the American people really know about Putin? Have they ever listened his speeches or read his statements following meetings with other world leaders? Have they ever tuned-in to his marathon 4-hour “ask-anything” Q&A sessions? Have they ever read transcripts of his interviews where he speaks candidly on critical policy issues, culture or religion?

No, of course, not. Everything Americans know about Putin they read in the media. And that’s the problem, because media despises Putin. And they despise him for the same reason they despise Trump, because the media’s wealthy owners see him as a threat to their political agenda. That’s the whole deal in a nutshell. Putin is not hated because he is a “KGB thug” or a “new Hitler”; that’s just public relations gibberish. He’s hated because he is an obstacle to the globalists achieving their geopolitical objectives. That’s the motive that drives this smear campaign. Putin has blocked them in Chechnya, South Ossetia, Syria and now Ukraine. He has derailed their grand plan to “pivot to Asia” and to encircle China with US military bases. He has been a thorn in their side for the better part of two decades and he has thrown a wrench in their loony plan to crush emerging centers of power and rule the world for the next century. That’s why they hate him, and that’s why they use their media to make you hate him, too. Check out this chart from a recent report at Pew Research:

A line graph showing that a record high share of Americans say they have no confidence in Putin

Pew Research: “Russian President Vladimir Putin receives dismal ratings, with only 6% of U.S. adults expressing confidence in him following his decision to invade Ukraine – an all-time low in surveys going back nearly two decades. The vast majority of Americans (92%) have little or no confidence in Putin’s handling of world affairs, including 77% who have none at all.” (“Zelenskyy inspires widespread confidence from U.S. public as views of Putin hit new low”, Pew Research Center)

Are you surprised?

Probably not, after all, the Pew survey just confirms what we already know, that Putin is widely reviled in the US and across the west. But what the report fails to mention is the extent to which Putin is admired in Russia and the rest of the world. Check it out:

“According to Statista Putin holds a very favorable approval rating among Russians averaging between 84% in August, 2022, to 79% approval by Russian citizens and Dual Nationals holding both Russian and United States Passports despite the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.” (Wikipedia)

84% is in the nose-bleed section! No other leader in the world today can claim 84% public approval. And what’s more incredible, is that — after 20 years in office– the overwhelming majority of Russians still support him. How does that happen? How does a modest, self-effacing bureaucrat become the most widely-admired and popular Russian leader of all time?

Here’s more from the same article:

Observers see Putin’s high approval ratings as a consequence of the significant improvements in living standards and Russia’s reassertion of itself on the world scene that has occurred during his period of office….

A joint poll by World Public Opinion in the US and Levada Center in Russia around June–July 2006 stated that “neither the Russian nor the American publics are convinced Russia is headed in an anti-democratic direction” and “Russians generally support Putin’s concentration of political power and strongly support the re-nationalization of Russia’s oil and gas industry.” Russians generally support the political course of Putin and his team. A 2005 survey showed that three times as many Russians felt the country was “more democratic” under Putin than it was during the Yeltsin or Gorbachev years, and the same proportion thought human rights were better under Putin than Yeltsin.” (Wikipedia)

So, according to the Russian people, Putin is largely responsible for Russia’s economic prosperity, the higher living standards, the sharing of oil revenues, the better human rights record and the stronger democracy.They also overwhelmingly support Putin’s military operation in Ukraine. (87%) So, how do we explain the huge disparity between the Russian peoples’ opinion of Putin (over 80% approval) and that of the American people? (92% have little or no confidence in him) Either the Russians are extremely dim-witted and gullible or the Americans are the most weak-minded, brainwashed sheeple on earth? Which is it?

For roughly 17 years, the media has been spewing the same slanderous claptrap (aimed at Putin) they settled on in 2005 and 2006. Did you know that? Did you know that– at one time– western elites and their lapdog media actually liked Putin and thought he was a leader “they could work with”? In other words, they figured Putin would be another compliant stooge like the perennially-inebriated Yeltsin who thrust the country into “shock therapy” and allowed western economists to raffle-off the nation’s most valuable assets, industries and resources to bloodsucking oligarchs who bought them for pennies-on-the-dollar. That’s what they were hoping for, another spineless toady that was willing to sell-out his country to ingratiate himself with Uncle Sam. Instead, they got Putin; a devout Christian, an unwavering conservative and a ferocious Russian patriot.

Why Do Americans Hate Putin?


5 Responses to “Why do Russians love Putin and Americans hate him?”

  1. Belyi says:

    Why do Americans hate Putin? Or rather the North Americans because those further south do not share those feelings.

    I’ve been to the US several times and have been struck by how supremely uninterested people are in anything happening outside their continent. As a friend of mine who served in the USAF and lived abroad told me, there is so much news in the US that nobody has any time for anything else.

    As a contrast, I have worked with Russians and even the children are educated to a far higher level than those in the US (or in Western Europe). One 12 year-old who came for English lessons was way ahead of much older children in the language and after a year in a French speaking country got top marks in both French and German.

    The Russians are very patriotic and their love for their motherland is clear. The people in the US are simply taught that their country is the best in the world so they are entitled to consider themselves above everyone else. Purely a personal observation but correct me if I’m wrong.

  2. newensign says:

    I think another factor why Putin is so hated in the USA Tap, is that over many years they have been brain washed to believe that Russia is the source of Communism, following the Russian revolution. It wasn’t Russian. but was exported from London and New York by the Khazarian Mafia masquerading as “God’s chosen”. Not only that the Americans have been taught in their churches that Russia is Gog who will come and take a great spoil. so in the minds of Americans everything Russian must be bad, not knowing, a great spoil has already been taken and they are, as we are, already governed by Gog (ZOG). Prior to the Russian revolution, Russia was the largest Christian country in Christendom!

    • pete fairhurst says:

      Yes newensign, Anthony Sutton pretty well proved that decades ago didn’t he. Wall Street and The City of London engineered and manipulated the “Revolution”. Sutton even showed that the first Russian communist ‘5-year economic plan’ was written by US corporations!

      And it is so ironic that the US population think as they do. Considering that the US itself has been plundered mercilessly by the same cabal of khazars that controlled those US corporations. Still do in fact. See:


      What was that old quote from a top US spook, something like “we will know that we are successful when everything that our citizens believe is false”

      • newensign says:

        Yes Pete, Anthony Sutton wrote some good books such as “The Best Enemy Money Can Buy”. Yes I know that quote ““we will know that our propaganda is successful when everything that our citizens believe is false”. Yes I saw your excellent post on “The Richest Man in The World” and sent you the link to “Ireland Land of The Pharaohs”.

      • pete fairhurst says:

        That you did newensign and I’m grateful for that link too. I’ve made a start on the book too, but only a few pages in yet