Published on Sep 29, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin has won over a lot of people recently with his role in avoiding an escalation of the war in Syria and by refusing to hand Edward Snowden back to the US. He’s also created an image of himself as a strong, brave politician. But with these couple of successes, it’s easy to forget he’s got a fairly poor record of protecting human rights, equality in gender and sexuality, freedom of the press and many of the basic principles of democracy. Here’s seven things you shouldn’t forget about Vladimir Putin.

On the first version of this video, there was an error in the section about South Ossetia. We have taken down that version and can only apologise for the mistake! It shouldn’t have happened. Thank you to Karilee22 for pointing it out.

Some links:

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/04/24/ru…

http://www.ilga-europe.org/home/publi…

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013…

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6180262…

http://www.theguardian.com/media/gree…

http://en.rsf.org/predator-vladimir-p…

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/09/13/an…

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/04/24/ru…

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2009…

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2012…

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opi…

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010…

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