Here Putin looks pretty tough, but when you are dealing with corrupt oligarchs perhaps you have to be?
Greg Palsst describes in his books how construction companies doing work for the government on big projects will delay the finishing time as long as possible. After spending billions the government doesn't want the project to fail and so will cough up more money, but construction will still fall behind needing more government (tax payer) money. They keep doing this trick until the government can't pay anymore money and then they will complete the project.
How many times do we hear of a Power Station, especially a nuclear one, estimated to cost x amount of billion but it ends up costing many times that. And even then its health and safety might be compromised as Greg Palast found out when he looked into the Fukushima accident. The construction company had cut many corners, but apparently all nuclear power stations are built like this.
From the above video on YouTube
While mainstream media would have us believing that the President of Russia is worth "$200 billion" (according to Reuters/AP, until recently owned by the richest family on earth, the Rothschild Empire) - the reality is, he is one of few people that actually holds corrupt and ineffective officials to account. The war against Putin stems from the sudden inability for crooks to plunder Russia's resources as well as get away with stealing budget funds - and - God forbid - have to pay taxes via their independent companies (often, contracted to government projects!) The man mentioned in the first clip, Mr. Belalov, ran away and was granted asylum in the UK. He cited political reasons for his non-safety in Russia, but he was simply siphoning money from the government.
There are literally hundreds of outtakes like these - I picked only a couple for this compilation for you to get the idea. Watch to the end to see an off-camera moment, which was recorded nonetheless.