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The Western establishment is in panic over the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, Finland. Nothing scares the globalists like peace. US media and politicians endlessly repeat cliched slogans and disinformation about Putin. The propagandists ignore the horrific economic depression of the 1990s when Russia's GDP fell by 40%, inflation shot up 2,000%, the stock market collapsed, the economy became dependent on paltry loans from the IMF, one-third of Russians lived in extreme poverty, the Russian military was devastated, and the country's future seemed totally hopeless. (The fact that such misery was caused by Neocons, banksters and US economists who controlled Russia in the 1990s... will never be acknowledged by the Western media).

Putin became the president of Russia on Dec 31, 1999 under bleak conditions, and his success should be measured by the progress over the last eighteen years. Here are 7 ways in which Putin has Made Russia Great Again...

Grew GDP 10-Fold (1,000%) From 1999 to 2013

Under Putin, Russian GDP grew from $200 billion in 1999 to over $2 trillion by 2013 when Russia became the 5th-largest economy in the world (by PPP GDP).
Russia GDP growth
Tamed Hyper-Inflation

At the same time, Putin brought down inflation, which was wildly out of control in the 1990s - from 2,000% in the early 90s to 120% in 1998, to 2.4% in 2018.
Russia inflation rate
Reduced the Debt

While the US debt-to-GDP grew from 56% to 105% between 1999 and 2017, Putin did the opposite: he reduced Russia's debt from 100% to 18% of GDP. There are now more than 160 countries in the world that have higher debt-GDP ratios than Russia! This is a phenomenal achievement.
Russia debt to GDP
Vastly Increased Foreign and Gold Reserves

Russia had virtually no foreign exchange reserves and very little gold reserves when Putin took office. He replenished the coffers and made the Russian economy quite immune to downturns and attacks from Wall Street shysters. Russia now has the 6th-largest foreign exchange reserves, as well as the 5th-largest gold reserves in the world.
Russia foreign exchange reserves
Russia gold and foreign reserves
Built a Strong Economy

There is no better testimony to the strength of the Russian economy than how it not only survived the US/EU sanctions, a whopping 65% drop in oil prices, and a ruthless attack on the Ruble by Wall Street... but came out stronger.

Throughout 2014, 2015 and even 2016, Western pundits kept assuring us that Russia would collapse at any moment.

* Putin Watches Russian Economy Collapse! (Time Magazine, 2014)
* Putin Meets Economic Collapse with Purges and Broken Promises (Newsweek, 2015)
* For Russia, Oil Collapse has Soviet Echoes (Wall Street Journal, 2016)
* Lights Out for the Putin Regime (Foreign Affairs, 2016)
* Russia is Seriously Running Out of Cash (CNN, 2016)

Alas (for them), all their gloom and doom predictions failed to materialize. In 2017, the Russian economy grew 1.4%; its inflation was less than 3%; and in 2018, it will actually have a budget surplus (while the US will have close to a $1 trillion deficit). Putin's prudent and conservative financial policies have made Russia... Strong And Stable (h/t Theresa May).

When the US stopped Exxon from working on the Arctic gas project, Putin partnered with China (for money) and France (for technology) and completed the liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Yamal. And he also completed in Moscow a new skyscraper, which will be one of the tallest in Europe.
Moscow and Yamal
Under Putin, Russia has set records in grain production and has become #1 in the export of wheat, which again is quite an accomplishment considering where Russia was in 2000 (see picture below). Putin has smartly rejected GMO and wants to make Russia the premier exporter of organic food.
Russia wheat exports
Putin Made Russia a Global/Geopolitical Power

According to the US media, Putin is a thug, a tyrant, a killer, a Hitler and every other sensational adjective the media normally uses for the enemies of the Empire. However, if Russia is so poor and Putin is so evil, how come all the global leaders schmooze with him and visit Moscow on a regular basis?
  • The Japanese leader, Shinzo Abe, has met with Putin 20 times
  • When Macron became the new leader of France in 2017, the first foreign leader to visit France was Putin; Macron also visited Russia twice in 2018
  • Germany's President and Italy's new Prime Minister are among many European leaders who have demanded that anti-Russia sanctions must be lifted
  • Israel's Netanyahu, India's Modi and Germany's Merkel have all visited Putin in 2018
  • Long-time geopolitical enemy Saudi Arabia made peace and its king visited Russia for the first time in 2017; and Saudi prince Salman attended the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Moscow in 2018.
Putin Merkel China
From the Middle East to Central Asia, Putin has amassed vast prestige and power for Russia. He defeated the US in Syria and has secured a permanent base. He not only spoiled America's plan to turn Turkey against Russia, but turned the tables on the US to the point that, now, Turkey is in the Russia-Iran camp, and the Turkey-US relationship is faltering. Putin's smart partnership with China has benefited both, since they complement one another. Putin brings people and nations together, unlike the West, which is focused on 'divide and rule'.

Made Russian Military Mighty

In the 1990s, the Russian military had been decimated, and the soldiers weren't even getting paid regularly. The Russians were so demoralized that they lost the First Chechnya War to Islamic terrorists.

Putin revived the military, turbo-charged Russia's technological prowess, and restored national pride. The new military jets (introduced since 2011) - Su-30, Su-35 etc. - are, by some estimations, better than their American counterparts. Russia's new tank, T-14 Armata, which is now under production, is one of the best tanks in the world by all accounts. In Syria, Putin surprised the West with Russia's new precision missiles that could be launched from ships. Russia's missile defense systems - S300 and S400 - built under Putin, are among the most coveted in the world. Finally, Putin has developed hypersonic missiles which are so fast (4,000 mph) that they can overcome any missile defense system.
Russian military
Most of all, Putin achieved all this while spending a fraction of what the US does ($50 billion versus $760 billion per year).

Putin Embraces Christianity and Traditionalism

While the West has become anti-religion, anti-spirituality and anti-traditionalism, Putin has rejected such extreme social engineering. Putin has built over 10,000 churches and monasteries in the last decade. Russians will no doubt benefit from this in the long-run.
Putin Traditionalism
Of course, Russia still faces a lot of challenges, especially from the globalists who constantly wage hybrid wars on the country. Whether it's sanctions or blocking Russia's pipelines to Europe or turning Ukraine against Russia or stopping Russian athletes from going to the Olympics or staging false-flag attacks... the warmongers will constantly seek to undermine, weaken and subjugate Russia. However, historians will look back and judge Putin as the right man at the right time who saved modern Russia from demise and made it great again (long before Trump ever thought of doing the same for his country).