When it really comes down to it, all people are more similar than they are different. There are good apples and bad apples in every bunch, and this is true for every country. Russia is home to normal people just like any country, but in recent years Russian President Vladmir Putin has been consolidating his power in the nation to the point that Russia is really just though of as Putin’s Russia, as no one else’s opinion or voice matters there now. Putin has used his power to change international geopolitical situations in his favor, which has only served to threaten the stability of Europe and the world in extension. Let’s take a closer look at how Putin is provoking the world.