Putin's rise to power and international fame was tainted with many tough situations, to say the least. The drama surrounding the Kursk submarine, the second Chechen war and numerous terrorist attacks allowed Putin to both demonstrate power and gain a reputation as a ruthless leader. One recent Foreign Policy article (http://atfp.co/1mXJcXH) argues that Putin effectively broke the social contract he had with citizens. In your opinion, do you see "Putinism" to (succesfully?) govern the country for a prolonged period of time, or are Putin's latest actions in Ukraine and towards the West merely the last vital sign of an ailing autocrat?