Putin is turning into one of the most influential people in the world. This has implications for economy, environment, peace.
So far he has invaded Georgia (twice .. Abkhazia and South Ossetia)
Ukraine (twice .. crimea and ukraine proper)
(to see what's going on: http://liveuamap.com/?ll=48.19557945228399;38.102529296874984&zoom=8
Moldova (once .. Transnistria)
and threatening the Baltics, Poland and Germany from Kaliningrad (annexed at the end of WW2 with the entire population expelled/murdered/replaced)
He is quite happy with global warming as he sees it as a positive for Russia.
His environmental policies however have not been visible to many (including me) and hopefully this forum will provide information about what he is doing.