Keep in mind when Vladimir Putin confirmed a video to visiting filmmaker Oliver Stone of a Russian helicopter firing on Islamic State fighters in Syria? When the phase aired on U.S. tv, the video was rapidly recognized as having been lifted from YouTube and exhibiting a U.S. helicopter combating militants in Afghanistan.
Mr. Putin doubtless spends a lot of his time finding out disinformation, flattery and manipulation from these round him. He might not know whether or not he’s listening to the reality from his consultants and underlings. And that features in regards to the experimental vaccine he introduced on Tuesday, supposedly given to one in every of his personal daughters (whose existence he normally doesn’t acknowledge). An outsider could be forgiven for withholding judgment on whether or not such a vaccine exists, was really developed by Russian scientists in accordance with some identified or believable precept of vaccine improvement, or has been tried on anybody (although ample Russian reporting suggests it has).