Many news outlets documented that Putin’s Russia weaponizes everything, including humour, health information, giant squids, robotic cockroaches, tedium and postmodernism.
At the same time these outlets tell us that Putin is losing many things, or already lost them.
Which bears asking: Is there a causality between weaponizing and losing stuff?:
- Has Putin Lost His Sex Appeal?
NY Times, Mar 2012
- Putin is losing the Sochi Olympic game
Washington Post, Feb 2014
- Putin’s Press Conference Proved Merkel Right: He’s Lost His Mind
New Republic, Mar 2014
- Vladimir Putin is losing the battle for Ukraine
Spectator, Mar 2014
- Putin Is Losing In Ukraine And That’s Our Biggest Problem Right Now
Forbes, Mar 2014
- How Putin is losing in Crimea: A reality check
Yahoo News, Apr 2014
- Putin is Losing Eastern European Energy Gamble
Oil Price , Apr 2014
- Putin losing his geostrategic footing
Gulfnews, Nov 2014
- Putin Is Losing the Battle to Restrain Online Media
Newsweek, Jan 2015
- The War Putin Lost
OpEdNews, Mar 2015
- Putin Is Losing a Nasty Food Fight
StopFake, Aug 2015
- Why Putin Is Losing
RFERL, Aug 2015
- How Putin is badly losing in Syria
Washingtonian Post, Oct 2015
- How Vladimir Putin lost Ukraine
New Statesman, Jan 2016
- How Putin is losing his grip on pipeline politics
Reuters, Nov 2016
- Russia’s Putin may be starting to lose his grip on power
Marketwach, Mar 2017
- Putin Lost France, but He’s Still Got a Chance in Germany
Daily Beast, May 2017
- Putin Losing Public Support On Key Issues
Statista, Jun 2017
- For Russia, Putin Power Is Losing Some of Its Shine
Stratfor, Jun 2017
- Is Vladimir Putin Losing His Grip?
Project Syndicate, Oct 2017
- Is Putin Losing Control of Russia’s Conservative Nationalists?
Foreign Affairs, Oct 2017
- Putin Is Losing the Long Game on Foreign Policy
Bloomberg, Nov 2017
- Putin Is Losing Eastern European Energy Gamble
Yahoo, Jan 2018
- Has Vladimir Putin Lost Control of Russia’s Assassins?
Newsweek, Mar 2018
- Why Putin Is Losing Popular Support
Carnegie, Aug 2018
- Putin lost his supposedly ‘invulnerable’ nuclear-powered missile at sea
Business Insider, Aug 2018
- Is Putin Losing His Balance?
Gordan Hahn, Sep 2018
- Putin Is Losing Russia’s Far East
Bloomberg, Sep 2018
- Is Vladimir Putin losing steam?
The Hill, Oct 2018
- Putin losing grip on power: Popularity plummets as pension reforms spark Russia protests
Express, Oct 2018
- Is Vladimir Putin losing his grip on Siberia?
BBC Newsnight, Dec 2018
- Trump is winning and Putin is losing in global arms sales
Japan Times, Mar 2019
- How Putin and the Kremlin lost Russian youths
Washington Post, Jun 2019
- Is Putin Losing the Trust of Russians?
Politico, Jun 2019
- Putin risks losing Moscow
MSN, Aug 2019
- Vladimir Putin: Russian President losing his grip on energy
Gossipela, Aug 2019
h/t Bryan MacDonald / Moon of Alabama