16 Things To Know About Vladimir Putin

Published December 19, 2016
Updated February 10, 2017
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If there is any true winner of the 2016 presidential election, most signs are pointing to Vladimir Putin. Forbes has listed the President of Russia as the most influential person of the year, with Donald Trump -- Putin's latest admirer -- immediately beneath him in the number two spot.

If Trump's Rusky-loving cabinet picks and warm words for the massive country are to serve as any kind of guide, Russia will be a state whose actions Americans would be well-served to keep an eye on over the Trump presidency.

And there is perhaps no better a way to ready for that four-year watch than by learning about the man who is intent on bringing Mother Russia back to her days of glory: Vladimir Putin.

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