There are a lot of reasons I do not believe Putin is just another illuminati hand puppet. I think he is legitimately interested in the (shocking) welfare of his own people and not another stooge taking orders from Rothschilds.
Here's a good example.
You'll notice that nobody from Russia is invited, not even an intermediary for Putin's administration. The only Russian delegates to the Swindler meetup are non-starter clowns like Garry Kasparov, who specialized in getting his ass kicked by Bobby Fischer at chess. Nowadays Kasparov works for the United States setting up phony dissident opposition parties in Russia. He also performs at children's parties and bar mitzvahs.
It is refreshing to think of somebody in the world still operating outside the system. It's enough to make you want to move there. You can LARP a post-apocalyptic lifestyle without leaving home.