It is easy for me, who grew up in the Christ-centered West, to criticize Putin as self-centered. To me, the man who grew up with Bolsheviks as “friends,” is evil, as were his ideals, Marx and Lenin. That is not to say there’s no hope for him; a man can always revamp his character. So few do that, however.
Vladimir would never opt for the difficult road, however, even though he’s doing that before Trump gets in again. His look is cold, as is his soul. He thinks he knows the future, uncertain as it is for us. Like Stalin, he’s wasted talent.