Acting Deputy US Treasury Secretary Adam Shubin publicly accused Vladimir Putin of being “corrupt,” while recording the Air Force program, he said that Putin “enriches his friends, his close allies, and does not allow enrichment of those who do not belong to his friends or take public office. " Zubin also added: “He receives a government salary in the amount of 110 thousand US dollars per year. It does not reflect his wealth. He has a lot of experience in disguising his real state. ”
The US Treasury Department led the Western media to a wave of "revelations of Putin's corruption." Despite the fact that Western media have never stopped in their critical attacks on Putin, however, accusations by Putin’s American officials of “bribery” are very rare.
History Putin once again showed the world that being an opponent of the West, especially the United States, is very difficult, and also very risky. Putin was never afraid of confrontation with the United States, he was assigned the most ominous characteristics, he was described as a greedy dictator.
Russia cannot integrate into the West, its superpowerful nuclear potential allows it to keep on an equal footing with the West, and also to be an adversary disturbing the US. Starting from Yeltsin to Putin, the lapping of Russia and the West is very difficult, today they have come to semi-enemy relations.
Some Westerners personally blame Putin for the deterioration of relations between Russia and the West. In fact, Putin is a product of our time. If the West does not change its attitude towards Russia, then most likely in the coming years it will continue to face the “Putin phenomenon”.
Following the difficulties faced by the Russian economy due to the fall in oil prices, in the coming period there will also be a test of how much the Russian community supports Putin’s course. It is difficult to say that it is more difficult to unravel - personal grievances between Putin and the West, or deep structural contradictions between Russia and the West. In addition, what is the “main contradiction” - the internal social contradictions in Russia or the conflicts between Russia and the West - remains a key issue.
Speech hegemony is the most valuable power of the globalization era. In fact, the United States, Great Britain and other countries have many problems, for example, monetary policy in Washington, protection policies, etc. The American army and the American dollar in some sense help the United States to harbor its "vices."
Speech hegemony does not come from government agencies. The West will surely launch violent attacks on Putin at the most difficult time for the country, but this does not have to be the struggle of Putin alone, it is a test for all of Russia.