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The Putin Russia Dossier

By: Chad Allen - 2/7/2017

It has come to our attention that many Americans, including President Trump, have a very limited knowledge of Vladimir Putin and his impact on Russia and the rest of the world.

Therefore, we have created a comprehensive Putin Russia Dossier to get all Americans up to speed.

Russia Continually Ranks As One of the Most Corrupt Countries

The United States ranks 18th while Russia ranks 131st out of 176 countries. The higher the ranking the more corrupt the country.

Putin Was Named OCCRP 2014 Person of the Year

Vladimir Putin was named the 2014 Person of the Year by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP.org). As you can probably figure out that is not an award that most politicians are seeking.

"Putin has been a finalist every year so you might consider this a lifetime achievement award,” said Drew Sullivan, editor of OCCRP. “He has been a real innovator in working with organized crime. He has created a military-industrial-political-criminal complex that furthers Russia’s and Putin’s personal interests. I think Putin sees those interests as one and the same."

- Drew Sullivan, editor of OCCRP

You can read the full OOCRP's overview of Vladimir Putin's corruption profile here: Vladimir Putin's Corruption Synopsis

Russian Journalists Who Have Been Murdered During Putin's Reign

Since 2000 there have been at least 21 Russian journalists who have been mysteriously murdered:

(1.) Igor Domnikov - July 16, 2000, in Moscow, Russia

Beaten to death with a blunt object to the head.

(2.) Eduard Markevich - September 18, 2001, in Reftinsky, Sverdlovsk Region, Russia

Found dead from a gunshot wound to the back.

(3.) Natalya Skryl - March 9, 2002, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Beaten to death with a blunt object to the head.

(4.) Valery Ivanov - April 29, 2002, in Togliatti, Russia

Shoot 8 times in the head at point-blank range.

(5.) Yuri Shchekochikhin - July 3, 2003, in Moscow, Russia

Believed to have been poisoned.

(6.) Aleksei Sidorov - October 9, 2003, in Togliatti, Russia

Stabbed multiple times in the chest.

(7.) Paul Klebnikov - July 9, 2004, in Moscow, Russia

Shot 9 times from a passing car.

(8.) Magomedzagid Varisov - June 28, 2005, in Makhachkala, Russia

Shot multiple times.

(9.) Vagif Kochetkov - January 8, 2006, in Tula, Russia

Beaten to death with a blunt object to the head.

(10.) Anna Politkovskaya - October 7, 2006, in Moscow, Russia

Shot to death in her apartment.

(11.) Maksim Maksimov - November 30, 2006, in St. Petersburg, Russia

Disappeared and was never seen again while meeting a source.

(12.) Ivan Safronov - March 2, 2007, in Moscow, Russia

Fell four stories from an apartment building to his death.

(13.) Magomed Yevloyev - August 31, 2008, in Nazran, Russia

Died from a gunshot wound to the head while in police custody.

(14.) Telman Alishayev - September 2, 2008, in Makhachkala, Russia

Shot to death while waiting at a traffic light.

(15.) Anastasiya Baburova - January 19, 2009, in Moscow , Russia

Shot in the head.

(16.) Natalya Estemirova - July 15, 2009, in between Grozny and Gazi-Yurt, Russia

Kidnapped and later found dead with gunshot wounds to the head and chest.

(17.) Abdulmalik Akhmedilov - August 11, 2009, in Makhachkala, Russia

Shot dead while in his car.

(18.) Gadzhimurad Kamalov - December 15, 2011, in Makhachkala, Russia

Shot and killed while leaving work.

(19.) Kazbek Gekkiyev - December 5, 2012, in Nalchik, Russia

Shot 3 times in the head.

(20.) Mikhail Beketov - April 8, 2013, in Khimki, Russia

Assailants crushed his skull, chocked him, broke his leg and smashed both his hands. Later died from a choking incident related to his injuries suffered from his orignal attack.

(21.) Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev - July 9, 2013, in Semender, Russia

Shot dead outside of his house.

Source Cited: Committee to Protect Journalists

Putin's Political Foes That Have Been Murdered

(1.) Sergei Yushenkov - April 17, 2003, Moscow, Russia

Shot in the chest.

(2.) Alexander Litvinenko - November 23, 2006, in London, England

Tea poisoned with polonium-210.

(3.) Boris Berezovsky - March 23, 2013, Sunninghill, United Kingdom

Found dead from a hanging in his home.

(4.) Boris Nemtsov - February 27, 2015, Moscow, Russia

Shot 4 times in the back while walking just outside the Kremlin.