Is Putin really the most powerful man in the world?

A move, some say, was focused on humiliating the west and again prove he's the world's most powerful leader

(CNN) – Some believe Vladimir Putin ended 2016 with his preferred pick as the next U.S. president while wrapping up the Syrian war on his terms.

It is a move, some say, was focused on humiliating the West and again prove he’s the world’s most powerful leader.

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