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Vladimir Putin has a Nuclear Weapons deal with Belarus[edit]

Update there are reports that Putin had agreed to a Nuclear Weapons deal in Belarus. This plays into the WMD issue in Russia and will escalate the War Crimes issue in Russia. (talk) 19:54, 25 March 2023 (UTC)

Here is more fallout on the Putin deal in Belarus.2601:640:C682:8870:2862:F97A:B92D:F31D (talk) 00:08, 26 March 2023 (UTC)

Update NATO and Ukraine have issued a response over the Nuclear Weapons deal between Belarus and Russia as of March 2023.2601:640:C682:8870:6CFE:989E:B535:E6B1 (talk) 15:21, 26 March 2023 (UTC)

Communist category[edit]

@Umaru16 Putin has the communist category because he adhered to the ideology in the past. It doesn't necessarily reflect his modern views. It's like how andrew tate is classified as an atheist and a christian in his article because he was one of them before his conversion to islam. Rational Dude (talk) 14:50, 17 July 2023 (UTC)

Mussolini was once a socialist, but his article does not use the Socialists category. A major part of Putin's political career has been an extreme conservative based on statist/nationalist that has nothing to do with socialism. Umaru16 (talk) 12:13, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
I know people that still think Russia is socialist. Carthage (talk) 13:46, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
Putin was a member of the soviet/russian communist party in the past, and the article mentions several times how he admires russian communism. Rational Dude (talk) 13:58, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
In the past, he definitely was a part of the communist party, but these days, Putin and his associated parties like United Russia are never described as communist, instead they are described as nationalist. What leans me into saying that the tag should be kept is that United Russia and the old Communist Party of the Soviet Union are quite linked together, in more ways than just Putin. To me, such is just further proof that in practice "communism as implemented" often degenerated into state capitalism and totalitarianism. It's therefore not problematic to label Putin as "communist" simply because he is a totalitarian nationalist, far away from the ideas of Lenin. That also describes the CPSU. BobJohnson (talk) 18:02, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
Agreed. Can someone please re-add it back? Rational Dude (talk) 19:44, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
That is primarily the perception in the United States and the United Kingdom. Even anti-communists in South Korea do not believe he is ideologically a socialist. United Russia is a conservative party. Umaru16 (talk) 21:01, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
I have no objection to Kim Jong-un or Xi Jinping using the Communists category for their articles, even though their actual policies are not communist at all. But I'm against using the Communists category in Putin's article. Putin opposes atheism, describes himself as a conservative, advocates Soviet patriotism but opposes the communist system. Putin admires Park Chung-heeWikipedia, who was also a communist in the late 1940s. But no one links Park's (right-wing) reign to communism. Umaru16 (talk) 21:19, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
Putin is honestly a bit of a difficult case here. He has spoken favorably of the communism of old (as you would expect a fascist appealing to traditionalism to, but there is also some genuine sympathy towards the system of the good old days). But he has also criticized Lenin. I do lean towards keeping the label on the grounds that, IMHO, Putin has more in common with other supposed "communist" tyrants than Joseph Stalin than not, there are many links between the old "communist" parties and United Russia / Putin / etc., and Putin was involved with the CPSU at one point. But Putin has evolved in a more explicitly neo-fascist manner, and there are some major differences (such as an embrace of traditionalism, including religion, and showy masculinity) between Ruscism and the CPSU as well. So... my advocacy isn't exactly "hard yes", it's more of a "lean". If more people think Putin doesn't qualify for the label then not, okay.
Strange though why "communists" was deleted and "tankies" wasn't. Make up your mind, category modifiers! :p BobJohnson (talk) 22:34, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
No, Putin is not a communist and therefore shouldn’t have the category. Having the category implies that Putin is currently a communist due to the lack of the word “former” Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 21:33, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
Then why does the article bring up his nostalgia for Soviet communism? And should we removed categories from articles of people who also formerly adhered to ideologies they left? Rational Dude (talk) 21:37, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
That's why we have the "leftists who turned right with age" and "rightists who turned left with age" categories. Carthage (talk) 21:51, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
At least keep it there for the reason that he was one in the past. Are you going to remove the category of atheists and christians from andrew tate? Rational Dude (talk) 22:06, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
Yes, those categories shouldn't have been there in the first place. Good catch. Plutocow (talk) 22:12, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
Thanks. But at the very least, the past ideologies people adhered to should be mentioned in their articles. Rational Dude (talk) 22:21, 21 July 2023 (UTC)

Latest rumour[edit]

He has Norwegian Blue Parrot-ed.

How much plausibility to the story? Anna Livia (talk) 10:03, 29 October 2023 (UTC)

Variously repeated story.
How often does he/a reasonably close body double appear on 'official and other' news and other sources with a visual component? Anna Livia (talk) 12:13, 2 November 2023 (UTC)
And another (removed wrong link)

At what point will the number of such desinformatie stories clog up the workings of the Putin-circle? Anna Livia (talk) 20:09, 9 November 2023 (UTC)

Who's had more death hoaxes so far? Putin or Kim Jong-un? I'm guessing the latter but it's starting to become a competition. Chillpilled (talk) 20:15, 9 November 2023 (UTC)
And considering the occasional cases where people are declared prematurely and have all sorts of problems sorting out the legalities (as well as the dead monarchs being transported back to the capital behind a load of rotting fish).
How much is 'the issue' there being no-one with sufficient 'authority' to be regarded as the successor? Anna Livia (talk) 19:06, 10 November 2023 (UTC)

Double not quits[edit]

My usual source of weird stories came up with [1] Anna Livia (talk) 18:57, 14 December 2023 (UTC)


CenterOfReason, calling Putin "badass" would be giving him more credit than he deserves. He's a coward and a bully, a spiteful mediocrity hiding behind a failing macho image constructed by his PR people. - Linneris (talk) 11:04, 7 January 2024 (UTC)