Why the West's right wing admires Vladimir Putin
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin annual press conference in Center of international trade (ID1974 / Shutterstock.com)

Russian President Vladimir Putin is widely admired by right-wing leaders in Western democracies – including Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and Marine Le Pen – a stark reversal from when conservatives were the staunchest of Cold Warriors. Autocratic Russian President Vladimir Putin has garnered much admiration in recent years from a bevy of right-wing politicians who have…