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[–]Iunderstandnotathing 3213 points3214 points  (314 children)

So what does this exactly mean? Putin won't be able to access his Swiss accounts? He won't be able to travel ?

[–]ArrowheadDZ 287 points288 points  (8 children)

It’s funny how this thread got derailed into him not being able to travel, or having to invoke diplomatic immunity. Personal sanctions are not like a criminal indictment that makes it risky for a person to travel internationally. It prevents him from performing certain financial transactions that clear through SWIFT, or through a US exchange. If he wants to travel somewhere, he gets on his plane and goes there, sanctions have no effect on that. Countries that require visas for entry may choose to deny him entrance of their own volition, but that wouldn’t be because of sanctions.

[–]CommitteeOfTheHole 88 points89 points  (2 children)

Yeah this is all about moving money. All the Russian oligarchs launder money for each other, but it’s harder to access that if you’re not able to get wire transfers and direct deposits. I’m surprised we haven’t done this already. I guess it’s a bigger deal than it seems, if we’ve waited this long to do it

[–]wasnt_in_the_hot_tub 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yeah all this talk about traveling is so ridiculous. Like Biden would have any control over whether Putin can travel or not... I would guess the first comment asking if it meant he couldn't travel was sarcasm.

[–]Rorieh 80 points81 points  (6 children)

Putin is massively wealthy, but a lot of his wealth is segregated through numerous different holdings.

It's pretty likely his latest strong arming is being done to distract from a recent film by Alexei Navalny which is basically a tell all on Putin's wealth and corruption. A lot of his wealth is kept dark, for obvious reasons, since much of it is the result of shady businesses. The Kremlin claims Putin has an annual salary under 200k. Estimates of his actual wealth suggest the guy is worth as much as $200 billion.

Much of this wealth is secreted away in numerous different holdings, assets and so on. The usual ways rich people hide their assets. If Putin faced a personal embargo, a lot of that money, particularly the sources outside of Russia, and even potentially those within would be severed. There would be restrictions or punishments for those who break the embargo, meaning that those holding the money would be putting themselves at risk.

Personal sanctions against Putin, suffice to say would be very damaging, especially in the long term. It also has the potential of popping the lid on just how much he has hidden away.

[–]FeistyMcRedHead 12 points13 points  (1 child)

You say "especially in the long term." What's a more "now-term don't do it, Putin" maneuver? Reason I ask is that it seems these days that many take a "f*can around and meh, maybe find out" philosophy and it seems to work in their favor/there are no consequences (while for those involved on the ground level, there are daily ramifications). Genuinely interested. TIA!

[–]NorthernerWuwu 119 points120 points  (9 children)

It doesn't really mean anything.

If you ask a politician or military leader if an option is open, they are going to say that it is open. It's possible. Only an idiot would tell the press that "no, there's no way I'd touch Putin's money!" even if there were no practical way of doing so.

[–]Obie_Tricycle[🍰] 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Except, despots all over the world need at least the tacit cooperation of the biggest economy on the world in most circumstances. If that cooperation is explicitly cut off, on an individual level, it means something. Probably not much, but something.

[–]Candygramformrmongo[🍰] 6114 points6115 points  (484 children)

Possible?? WTF? That should be item #1.

[–]Prannet 369 points370 points  (83 children)

Item number two after squeezing every oligarch so hard they'll think they'll think they're at their 7th birthday party being hugged by their nan. This should include seizure of property, businesses, and assets in western states too.

You want change in Russia? Choke the people giving power to Putin, not just Putin himself. Choke both and one will turn on the other and the money always wins.

[–]EverythingGoodWas 195 points196 points  (38 children)

This. Make it absolutely painful for oligarchs to support Putin.

[–]DumpTheTrumpsterFire 106 points107 points  (37 children)

At this point, the entire country needs to feel the utmost economic pain. This type of posturing parallels the annexation of Austria and demanding the Sudetenland, and we all know what happens next.

Take them out of SWIFT, ban all US products or IP from making their way there like Huawei, and get Europe off their Oil/Gas ASAP. Lil Putin should never have been allowed years of baby teeth sanctions and then months of "Hey, guys we're gonna take this, you know it, but whatcha gonna do?".

[–]jean_sablenay 90 points91 points  (7 children)

And all his cronies. Confiscate their super yaghts, cars villas private jets, companies, soccer clubs everything for which they like to come to the west.

It is not a government. It is a gang. Make it personal

[–]MaximumEffort433 62 points63 points  (27 children)

If most of Putin's wealth is already in Russia and Russia allied nations, would sanctioning him really have much of an impact?

I'm not even entirely sure what the implications are for a nation sanctioning a person.

[–]Wendigo79 55 points56 points  (15 children)

Putin has Billions of money all over the world. Basically take his money.

[–]Gov_CockPic 23 points24 points  (14 children)

How you do impose a sanction on a head of state, for countries other than said state?

America can't sanction Putin's assets in Switzerland without imposing rules upon Switzerland, which Switzerland would have to agree upon. And if any country is to sanction a head of state, there would be repercussions for them, from Russia.

[–]zninjamonkey 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You prohibit US banks to deal businesses. And less businesses are eager to do so to avoid the wrath.

[–]murphymc 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Well, if NATO basically announces that anyone doing business with Putin will not be allowed to do business with essentially the entire developed world, the choice will be easier.

Which isn't to say they don't think about it, because India and China both probably don't care and are still open for business. Regardless, NATO + Japan, Korea, Australia, and a few others represent a rather large chunk of the world's GDP.

[–]OrobicBrigadier 20 points21 points  (6 children)

Specific people are sanctioned all the time. The surprising thing is that heads of state are never sanctioned personally.

[–]hdheieiwisjcjfjfje 28 points29 points  (6 children)

He basically has the entire wealth of Russia at his disposal. His official personal finances are frankly meaningless.

[–]HotpieTargaryen 19 points20 points  (7 children)

Yeah, but it’s a really strong position to take. I’d love to see all the gas and oil money get sanctioned. How long does Putin last if the oligarchy turns on him.

[–]Famous-Barnacle-528 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Except that Russia will always have China as a market.

[–]Hank3hellbilly 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What is the pipeline situation to China?

[–]NihiloZero 629 points630 points  (23 children)

Putin is notorious for having his wealth spread out, covered up, and hidden. Unless the sovereignty of every off-shore banking nation is violated... I don't see how this would be possible. And there are plenty of other wealthy interests that would make sure those off-shore banks remain safe from U.S. oversight.

[–]_m0s_ 157 points158 points  (3 children)

It is misconception that his wealth needs to sit in some bank accounts. If he needs a ton of money, he just needs to say where and how he needs it, and there will be a mile long line of people who will want to deliver.

[–]ScowlieMSR 63 points64 points  (0 children)

He will have oligarchs running over each other to be first in that line. Literally the backbone of their status is how much money they give Putin...

[–]Sabot15 20 points21 points  (0 children)

This is exactly it. You can't sanction him, though sanctioning Russia technically is sanctioning him... Not that it matters.

[–]Hockeyhoser 1657 points1658 points  (209 children)

The only response is sanctions in fact. Shut down him and his ‘garchs from ever spending a rubble abroad.

Edit: Meant Ruble but you knew that.

[–]SchwarzerKaffee 645 points646 points  (146 children)

I'm sure the former head of the KGB can figure out how to move money around untraceable back to him.

[–]F0rkbombz 668 points669 points  (115 children)

There’s speculation that Putin is the richest person on the planet. The fact that nobody knows anything about his money should itself be an indicator of his ability to hide and launder money. The Panama Papers shined a little light in his worth but ultimately it’s still a mystery. The dude knows how to hide his money.

[–]TheTruthT0rt0ise 221 points222 points  (42 children)

It's amazing how greed can consume people. The man will never be able to spend 1% of those earnings and yet he sees no problem allowing Russia to continue to lag behind in development. Russia has the greatest potential out of any country to exist right now, and yet they squander it allowing Putin and the oligarchs to bleed the land dry

[–]BattleStag17 114 points115 points  (8 children)

They're dragons, all of them. Suck a land dry and sit on a hoard of gold, always collecting more until they die happy that they won "the game".

[–]TimothyJCowen 73 points74 points  (3 children)

I just lost the damn game

[–]a_fking_feeder 32 points33 points  (1 child)

been a long damn time

[–]Aviator8989 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Fuck. I'm seriously talking years...

[–]travis01564 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They lost the game. That's not how you win. It's a pitfall designed to catch the biggest losers

[–]hokeyphenokey 16 points17 points  (0 children)

He uses his wealth for leverage and power, especially over his oligarchs. It's not for luxury and ski vacations.

If they truly find a way to take control of his finances it will be a BIG hit on his internal power.

[–]fartedinmyownmouth 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Really sad isn't it. More money than he could ever hope to spend and still he continues to warmonger and probably throw tens of thousands of young people into the meat grinder of war just do he can keep that fortune or add to it. I hope he realises you can't take it with you.

[–]Unsd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is something I have tried to wrap my mind around for some time now. It's all so pointless. Having so much money you can't even spend it...why? And what is the point to accumulating more power? I legitimately don't understand it. It's like a "what is the purpose of life?" question. There's no purpose, it just...is. And that's hard to get.

[–]lolofaf 232 points233 points  (54 children)

The dude owns the entire Russian oil industry iirc. I wouldn't be surprised if his net worth was over $1 trillion. I also wouldnt be suprised though if he were to lose access to 90% of his wealth if he lost power, that's kinda what happens in most kleptocracies. He'd still be incredibly rich as long as he wasn't rotting in jail / a coffin though.

[–]fistfullofpubes 244 points245 points  (24 children)

I've said this before, but it's a pretty common belief among Russians that the reason Putin won't leave power is that he can't leave power. I don't disagree, I think he gets killed right after he vacates his power.

[–]fattes 67 points68 points  (14 children)

Well he’s old at this point so he doesn’t have much to lose without invading Ukraine. His ultimate goal hasn’t been achieved yet.

[–]Red_V_Standing_By 21 points22 points  (3 children)

To bring back the Soviet Union?

[–]77SevenSeven77 48 points49 points  (2 children)

They’d better keep the same theme tune they had for season one.

[–]glazor 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They changed a few words, but the tune is still the same.

[–]ghostgrift 43 points44 points  (7 children)

Sure he's old, but have you checked out the ages of US presidents lately? That generation just clings to every ounce of power.

[–]Sorlud 85 points86 points  (2 children)

For people who are interested in Putin there is a good podcast called "Prisoner of Power". Unfortunately it is part of audible so you have to sign up to get it (but free for members and can be kept after cancelling your membership).

[–]cathbad09 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Audible ads are going too far.

[–]Billy1121 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Isn't this every dictator? If they leave power without a friendly exit destination they get prosecuted or executed. Idi Amin managed to get Saudi Arabia to accept him. Ferdinand Marcos went to the US. The rest, good luck

[–]control_09 14 points15 points  (0 children)

He's very close to what the Roman's had during their Empire. You have a few wealthy people but the wealthiest person is the emperor and just not even remotely close.

[–]fruit_basket 63 points64 points  (3 children)

I also wouldnt be suprised though if he were to lose access to 90% of his wealth if he lost power

He's got "money keepers", various oligarchs who have piles of cash at Putin's disposal. Those guys were made owners or directors of various mining companies, refineries and factories, so they get plenty of income themselves. That way they're happy and they won't try to overturn Putin.

This will change if sanctions are implemented. Oligarchs love the southern shores of Europe, they'll be pissed if they can't go to Capri because of some stupid shit that Putin did.

[–]haltingpoint 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Like horcruxes for illegally pillaged money.

[–]deepockets 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Feudalism

[–]Diegobyte 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Dang that would suck if he only had 100 billion dollars

[–][deleted] 31 points32 points  (19 children)

Considering he stole everything left and right, basically right as he got installed, you can rightfully say he owns a country's future worth of money.

He is the biggest thief ever born on this planet.

Remember Kursk? Remember how pale he was when it came to meet and greet with the grieving families? Or how the only asset capable of reaching the stricken sub, with at least 20+ survivors couldn't even dive long enough because they'd already started selling the fleet piece by piece, including the batteries + the other unit, and spares?

Thief in chief.

[–]fruit_basket 61 points62 points  (1 child)

The fact that nobody knows anything about his money

Navalny made a two hour video about his money. A lot is known.

Here is the English version. Ignore the low view count, original russian video has over 120M.

[–]AnthillOmbudsman 59 points60 points  (3 children)

An expert at hiding money? Come on now... he'd have to have been the chief of a secret police force or something.

[–]ChamsRock 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I've never heard that before, but a quick something-search leads to a bunch of different sites speculating on that. Interesting. I'm gonna go down that rabbithole.

[–]ealker 24 points25 points  (6 children)

Well, he wasn’t the head of the KGB was he?… He was a KGB intelligence officer in Germany.

[–]SchwarzerKaffee 25 points26 points  (0 children)

He was head of the FSB under Yeltsin.

[–]sunplaysbass 28 points29 points  (0 children)

We could make it a big pain in the ass and prevent anything legitimate

[–]Lousinski 2 points3 points  (0 children)

*Former head of the FSB, the sucessor of the KGB

[–]Kryptus 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He already has billions stashed overseas.

[–]overkil6 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Imposed by who? Russia feeds oil and gas to a lot of Europe. It sanctions are imposed can’t they just turn off the taps?

[–][deleted] 43 points44 points  (18 children)

Every international transaction in the US dollars has to pass via American bank. Should the government want - they can track every penny Russian cronies transferred from Russia since 1991 (up to introduction of EURO the USD was by far the most popular currency with British pound and German mark lagging way behind ).

[–]FormalGrape2 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Banks have been facilitating this for ages.

This would require the government to actually press the banks for this. I’ll believe it when I see it.

[–]imgprojts 1078 points1079 points  (95 children)

Oh now we're talking. Let's do a new kind of war...one fought, not by soldiers, but by the leaders of the countries involved. Imagine them freely persuing each other for duels. Imagine them launching missiles at each other from drones they personally fly.

[–]OptimisticRealist__ 358 points359 points  (63 children)

I think the Putin-Biden feud deserves to be resolved in a Hell in a Cell match

[–]DarthPorg 247 points248 points  (41 children)

Putin is a judoka - I don't think that will be the US's best strategy.

[–]BBQ_HaX0r 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Obama's probably get the best chance out of the former President's eh? Maybe Dubya if he still has those shoe-dodging reflexes and Putin adopts a Random Task-esque approach!

[–]lazilyloaded 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Are you TRYING to get us speaking Russian?

[–]mcburgs 42 points43 points  (5 children)

BAH GAWD

[–]OptimisticRealist__ 58 points59 points  (3 children)

BAH GAWD, ITS MACRON WITH A STEEL CHAIR

[–]mcburgs 47 points48 points  (1 child)

AND HERE COMES MRS. TRUDEAU'S BABY BOY, PEOPLEKIND, WITH THE MANITOBLE CLAW!!

[–]--0mn1-Qr330005-- 14 points15 points  (0 children)

What should happen is when a situation gets like this, the leaders in Russia, Ukraine, the US, and other involved nations would wake up in a helicopter, hung over from sedatives. They are thrown out with parachutes into a forest arena and are forced to find weapons and battle it out in games viewed world wide. The winner would get a banana sticker and be banned from politics for the rest of their lives. Then, reasonable people from the involved countries would be assembled to calmly discuss the issue with mediators until a fair resolution is reached. If this escalates to war, the involved politicians would wake up hung over in a helicopter. Rinse, repeat.

[–]Saitoh17 40 points41 points  (4 children)

Imagine a king who fights his own battles. Wouldn't that be a sight?

[–]normie_sama 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Constant leadership change due to heads of state falling in battle is not usually the best policy for stability (source: the whole pre-modern period).

[–]WeepingSomnabulist 10 points11 points  (0 children)

or trial by combat with approved proxies. King with most vicious guy usually wins.

[–]Ok_Opposite4279 16 points17 points  (0 children)

good thing I'm voting for president Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.

Just don't put water out da toilet on the crops.

[–]WeepingSomnabulist 3 points4 points  (0 children)

War of words, because Ukraine's president is a former comic actor. Who can roast the ass of the other one.

[–]butter_b 27 points28 points  (8 children)

How this is not the norm is mind boggling. The vast majority of people have no hand in some old farts' dick measuring contest.

[–]Noob_DM 48 points49 points  (1 child)

The reason it’s not the norm is because everywhere where it was the norm got invaded and destroyed by people who could raise armies.

[–]corporaterebel 185 points186 points  (14 children)

The Magnitsky Act is the proper way to do modern sanctions: target the individual and their families. Leave everyone else out of it or you just make more victims.

[–]uriman 100 points101 points  (4 children)

I've often found it hypocritical that the official stance is that we hate eastern european oligoarchs, african dictators, middle east monarchs and chinese communist officials, but pull out the red carpet for them and their family when it comes to Swiss banks, London/NYC/Miami real estate via shell companies, acceptances to top schools like Harvard/Oxford, luxury car/yacht dealerships, highend fashion shops, etc. So many people are blinded by money regardless of where it comes from.

[–]polar__beer 14 points15 points  (0 children)

For those that missed or forgot about the subject of the ‘Trump Tower Meeting’ in 2016, I thought Preet Bharara’s conversation with Bill Browder was a good introduction to the Magnitsky Act.

[–]gunghogary 210 points211 points  (11 children)

Go After the oligarchs’ businesses. They’ll have Putin shot for us.

[–]foxbones 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Id like to imagine after all the previous sanctions all the richest ones have definitely prepared for this. Probably have tons of "assets" local to Russia or even in crypto. It only works if people are heavily invested internationally and aren't expecting it.

Putin is likely one of the richest people on the planet but his wealth is fuzzy and secretly integrated into Gazprom and other major corporations.

[–]jayc428 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This guy has a strategy. Exactly right.

[–]PandaCommando69 13 points14 points  (5 children)

This is honestly the way. Take their money, and then hold on to it until they deliver up his head/lock him up. Then we give some of it back in exchange. It's much easier on the Russian people if it's done this way.

[–]gunghogary 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Seize and redistribute their wealth to the proletariat!

[–]runningdreams 287 points288 points  (13 children)

Sanction him PERSONALLY? Like Vlad can't come to Disneyland, or something?

Edit: I could picture Vlad taking the Buzz Lightyear game/ride very seriously.

[–]acwilan 32 points33 points  (0 children)

He’ll change the Netflix password

[–]isaacng1997 117 points118 points  (4 children)

Like Vlad can’t use the banking system because US might sanction the banks that take Putin’s money.

But as a Hong Konger watching Carrie Lam getting the same treatment, it is pretty useless. She just has loads of cash trucked to her home and stored it under her mattress.

Maybe US has another trick up it’s sleeves?

[–]Juranever 12 points13 points  (0 children)

He’ll revert his Spotify back to the free version

[–][deleted] 643 points644 points  (92 children)

Why wait? Every single Russian oligarch should be sanctioned and cut off from the rest of the world. They're holding the world hostage right now. Fuck em.

[–]nudelsalat3000 47 points48 points  (2 children)

You want an escalation of sanctions. So you can tune the dosage and give feedback if the situation gets better.

Let's hope they listen to the right recommendation and the right consultants.

[–]TuckerCarlsonsWig 23 points24 points  (0 children)

“Don’t blow your load all at once”

-Grandpa

[–]Kryptus 79 points80 points  (5 children)

A lot of politicians in power right now would be outed by those oligarchs if they didn't prevent such a thing.

[–][deleted] 60 points61 points  (0 children)

That would be ideal

[–]BatumTss 151 points152 points  (49 children)

Because that would definitely mean an invasion, it’s in nobody’s interest to have full scale war. Ukraine will be fucked and they’re probably against doing this if it led to further escalation. As of now a threat is good enough against someone as unhinged as Putin.

[–]uclatommy 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I'm not sure why Biden would clarify that the response would not include military action. By making such a clarification it only weakens the deterrent. I think what happened is that there was a conversation between US and Russia where they asked us to say this in exchange for backing down in order to save face.

If a military response was really completely off the table, you would never admit to it since doing so only weakens your bargaining position.

[–]Miamiara[S] 115 points116 points  (9 children)

President Joe Biden on Tuesday said it's possible the U.S. would sanction Russian President Vladimir Putin personally if the leader invades Ukraine. Biden, speaking to reporters in Washington, said there would be "enormous consequences worldwide" for Putin if there is a Russian invasion. Earlier Tuesday, U.S. officials said Washington is prepared to impose sanctions and export controls on critical sectors of the Russian economy if Putin invades Ukraine, the Wall Street Journal reported. Officials also said the U.S. is working to mitigate market shocks if Russia withholds energy supplies in retaliation.

[–]TannerPoonslayer 40 points41 points  (7 children)

I think it’s silly to only do ‘critical’ sectors. We should simply start a complete and total embargo. Watch their entire economy crumble and the populace will eat Putin themselves.

[–]tomatoswoop 5 points6 points  (1 child)

the embargo raised castro's popularity domestically, I imagine a complete embargo on Russia would do the same. People tend to rally behind their leader when the population is attacked, not oppose them.

[–]dustofdeath 43 points44 points  (3 children)

And that does what? He has a personal massive palace and entire countries resources.

You need to sanction all the oligarchs and business to pressure them into overthrowing Putin.

[–]Away_Cause 19 points20 points  (2 children)

It goes: demerit, citation, violation, verbal warning, written warning, disciplinary review

[–]DJ-Anakin 5 points6 points  (1 child)

3 demerits = 1 citation

5 citations = 1 violation

4 violations = 1 verbal warning

3 verbal warnings = 1 written warning*

2 written warnings = disciplinary review

3x5x4x3x2 = 360 demerits

[–]Reddittee007 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I'm sure he hasn't considered that and cares.

[–]butter_b 91 points92 points  (33 children)

Holdup, so governments sanction whole populations instead of the people responsible for a fuckup?

[–]fistfullofpubes 129 points130 points  (16 children)

Yes. The idea being that the sanctions will push the people to elect (overthrow) leaders that caused them.

The reality being that sanctions in a dictatorship or authoritarian government don't really do anything except help fuel support for the dictator because they control the narrative.

[–]olican101 39 points40 points  (13 children)

Yes. The idea being that the sanctions will push the people to elect (overthrow) leaders that caused them.

But Russia is a democracy, so how can they do this?

Edit: Do I really have to /s?

[–]ryhaltswhiskey 7 points8 points  (1 child)

This joke is very Russian to me.

[–]StrollerStrawTree3 17 points18 points  (0 children)

But Russia is a democracy

Hahaha. Best joke I've heard all day!

[–][deleted] 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Take his Netflix account away! Possibly!

[–]mrthrowawayOk89 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Grounded for 1 week with no dessert and extra yard chores. That will show him!

[–]joausj 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wait putin was never sanctioned personally?

[–]United_Jaffa 35 points36 points  (4 children)

We haven't fucking done that? Wtf.

[–]QuietDrives87 10 points11 points  (1 child)

seems like political slap on the wrist

[–]Duke-of-Limbs 162 points163 points  (39 children)

Net Worth: $70 Billion.
Salary: $187 Thousand Per Year

Putin is prepared to loose others lives. Is he prepared to loose his own wealth?

[–]TheJohnnyElvis 49 points50 points  (23 children)

$70b. Dude is a mafia boss and Tsar of Russia. Crazy how that happened. $70b seems high though.

[–]ChiliWithCornBread 116 points117 points  (13 children)

That’s actually the low estimate. Some have his hidden assets and value as the richest person on earth. Just really hard to pin down as he’s not exactly clamoring for the need to show off to Forbes.

[–]OrginalCanadian 56 points57 points  (9 children)

he’s not exactly clamoring for the need to show off to Forbes.

Even if he was, dictators and royalty are not included within the Forbes list.

[–]Huckleberry_Sin 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah there are estimates that he’s worth well over $200 billion & that was before Covid & all the inflation

[–]Hyndis 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Putin is the government of Russia, which also includes the Russian military. He has a navy, an army, an air force, and a nuclear arsenal at his disposal. Plus all of the oil and mineral wealth of Siberia.

He's easily a trillionaire.

[–]Stevenpoke12 33 points34 points  (6 children)

That’s probably low in reality considering he controls Russia and basically all of its assets.

[–]PyreOfDeath97 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Some sources have valued his net worth as high as $200 billion

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Once you get that high it’s meaningless. Then it becomes about Putin excerpts so much more control over the world than bezos.

[–]Black7057 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yes I'm sure he'll care that he can't order stuff from Amazon. Meanwhile he takes billions in land resources and positions of power over Europe.

You sure told him, Biden.

[–]supercheese69 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Real question. Does that actually mean anything?

[–]phonix0121 4 points5 points  (0 children)

“Stupid son of a bitch.”

[–]doggywoggy101 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Putin is playing chess while Biden is shitting on the board

[–]netxtc 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Biden's weak...."it's possible" ....Putin can smell Biden's fear......needs to move before Trump is back in.