Putin Chosen As World's Third Most-Admired Person Behind Gates, Obama

Tyler Durden's picture

After a banner year for the former KGB spy, who first neutralized Prince Bandar, Bibi and John Kerry (not to mention the president of the US), and subsequently reannexed the Ukraine into the Russian sphere of influence now that the second coming of the former USSR is in the works, it should come as no surprise that Russia's Vladimir Putin has been named the third most admired person in the world. Then again when one considers who is ahead of Putin in the Time poll, perhaps this distinction is nothing to write to the NSA about - third spot is located behind Microsoft founder Bill Gates and US President Barack Obama. Indicatively, this also means that Barack Obama is inexplicably still the second most respected person in the world.

From RIA:

The newspaper reported that Putin’s popularity among Russians helped him secure the third place on the list. The poll conducted in 13 countries around the world revealed that the Russian leader earned more admiration than Pope Francis, who came fourth.


The world’s richest man, Gates is the most admired person in China and more highly regarded than China's President Xi Jinping, Obama and Putin, who was named the fourth admired person by the Chinese citizens, according to the poll published Saturday.


In Russia, Gates was chosen as the second most admired person, ahead of famous US actress Angelina Jolie and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who has been granted temporary asylum in Russia, was named the tenth most admired person by Russians.


The YouGov poll surveyed nearly 14,000 people from the UK, France, Germany, Russia, the US, Australia, Pakistan, Indonesia, India, China, Egypt, Nigeria and Brazil.


Putin, 61, was named International Person of the Year by The Times in late December for succeeding in his ambition of bringing Moscow back to the international top table.

Here is the full list of the Top 10 most admired people around the world:

1 Bill Gates; 2 Barack Obama; 3 Vladimir Putin; 4 Pope Francis; 5 Sachin Tendulkar; 6 Xi Jinping; 7 Narendra Modi; 8 Warren Buffett; 9 Amitabh Bachchan; 10 Abdul Kalam.

Oddly nobody from Wall Street made the list (which appears to have been overrun by Indian voters).

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astoriajoe's picture

You sure you're reading the right list?

90's Child's picture

Just because the nigga's half black doesn't mean he's heaven sent.

jcaz's picture

Well shit- give him another Nobel.....

jaap's picture

Where is Snowden?

El Oregonian's picture

Gates - Obama - Putin

All goblins, all spirits of satan, all doomed to Hell.

Snowden -

A man of conscience and honor, redemption shall be his.

boogerbently's picture

I'm thinking, Obama is the 2nd most popular person to the readers of that liberal rag, Time mag.

....hardly the WORLD.

666's picture

I flushed something this morning that I admire more than Obummer.

lakecity55's picture

I flush something every day that looks like Bath House Barry.

QEpp's picture

Double post, please delete.

Harbanger's picture

People are growing tired of this slow progressive nanny shit, they're hungry for a decisive manly man, even if he's an ex kgb sociopath.

TheReplacement's picture

Would you settle for an non-ex kgb sociopath?  I know a guy...

Atomizer's picture

Mother always lecutured Obama..

Dont be parkin your bike up on a dirty trail. You going ta die o' uh dease don't make me shank ya!

Mr Pink's picture

Let's start our own list

ParkAveFlasher's picture

I nominate Jim Willie, god dammit.

MsCreant's picture

Tyler Durden.

Makes one hell of a lot more sense than most on that list.

Zero Point's picture

I dunno. Sachin Tendulkar may be an asshole, but he certainly was a great cricketer.

I'll go with Shane Warne instead, merely because he banged Liz Hurley.

lakecity55's picture

Ron Paul, Snowden, Putin, the Luttrell brothers, Breitbart......

angel_of_joy's picture

They forgot to mention that positions 1 & 2 are taken from the "Laughing Stock" category...

Duke of Earl's picture

Snowden made tenth, a nice surprise.

johnconnor's picture

are there people who still admire Obama?

silvermail's picture

"are there people who still admire Obama?"

And you thought, that all idiots already over?

Harbanger's picture

That only applies when we don't like the outcome of an election.  Legalizing weed at the ballot for example =democracy, no Diebold involved there.  When things like gay marriage get voted down by the general public.  Out goes democracy and in comes the constitutional defense.

MsCreant's picture

Great point. 

Meanwhile that list really is pretty messed up. 

Emergency Ward's picture

George Bush and Bill Clinton used to make the list.  But where's Hillary this year?

midtowng's picture

now that the second coming of the former USSR is in the works

This writer needs some basic history education. We are looking at a rebirth of the Russian Empire under the Tsars, not a rebirth of the USSR.

angel_of_joy's picture

He was actually refering to the late US of A.

Alcoholic Native American's picture

That list is total ass.

NoDebt's picture

I think it could be summed up maybe just a LITTLE better than that:

IF that list is accurate, we're all fucked.

youngman's picture

I am sure Obama bought of bunch of his votes..like he does on his Facebook likes...all bought and fake

Hedgetard55's picture

I would like to vote for Vlad for President of the USA, sheep. Do you think whoever shopped Bathhouse Barry's BC could do one for Vlad proving he was born in, say, Brighton Beach, or maybe San Francisco?

Mr Pink's picture

Where the fuck do they get this shit? Nobody asked me who I most admired

Bangin7GramRocks's picture

Cough up a buck you cheap bastard!

Shad_ow's picture

It's all bogus.   Most of those who admire Obama do not even know who Gates is. 

lynnybee's picture

Rigged.  It's all rigged...i finally understand.

lakecity55's picture

Yes, Neo, now you have taken the Red Pill.

We must fight The Matrix.

pods's picture

Well O does have the FSA backing him, and Gates has the 2 billion Chinese that thank him for the holes in his OS so they can steal every single bit of IP they can get their hands on.


rtalcott's picture

I think he is losing it...if true this is bizarre.


A Metaphor for Putin

"Forgive us, Sovereign," it reads on large panels that recently commemorated the 400th anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty. Back in 2008, there was a television broadcast of the film, "Nikolai II: The Stolen Triumph." It brings together leading politicians, clergymen and historians "to show a fair picture of the reign of Czar Nicholas, one of the most successful in our history."

The czar can also be seen as a metaphor for the reigning leader of the Kremlin. Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky has praised Putin as the "first ruler since Nicholas Romanov" who came to power legally. And Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Orthodox Church, honored him in November for "preserving Russia as a great power."

1223pm's picture

Or in other words, the world gives a rat's ass if America is fuckup.

JustObserving's picture

Gates cooperated fully in NSA spying on everyone in this world for decades and is still the most admired man in the world?  The world is fucked.

Obama drones children and wedding parties, lied about the Sarin gas attack in Syria to almost start a major war, signed NDAA, and sold out US sovereignty to a foreign power in March 2009.  He is traitor to the US and the human race, and he is admired?  WTF, the human race is even more screwed.


A secret memo provided by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden to the British Guardian newspaper reveals that the US spy agency is funneling raw intelligence data, including information from intercepted communications of US citizens, to Israeli intelligence.

While insisting that the Israelis operate with deference to the US Constitution and law, the memo adds, “This agreement is not intended to create any legally enforceable rights and shall not be construed to be either an international agreement or a legally binding instrument according to international law.” In other words, in practice ISNU and the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad are free to do as they please.


Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has published an article demonstrating that the US government and President Barack Obama knowingly lied when they claimed that the Syrian government had carried out a sarin gas attack on insurgent-held areas last August.


YHC-FTSE's picture

I swear you are consistently one of the best sources of pertinent information ever.  If you start your own news agency,  you'd find plenty of people to back you. I would. 

JustObserving's picture

Just doing my share to shine a light on the corruption and cruelty in this world.  Luckily, I do not need money (have PhD in Engineering) so I do virtually all my work for free - free of any pressure to alter the facts or bias the truth. 

Thank you for your kind words and support.  The very fact that you appreciate my posts also makes you a warrior for truth, justice and liberty.

I am drinking to your health and happiness.  Cheers.