🧩Putin's 23-year rule has made him a legendary figure in his own lifetime.
🌍Putin believes in Russia's right to have a sphere of influence and authority over former territories.
⚔️The West's recognition of Russia as the successor state of the Soviet Union has allowed expansive claims.
🧠History and genetic heritage shape our attitudes and interpretations of events.
🤝Negotiations must move beyond different interpretations of history to find common ground.