Is Vladimir Putin Russias Ronald Reagan? I think there are many similarities; Both taking office at a historic low point of their respective Countries. Both focused on renewing National strengths (and myths), both unashamedly Nationalistic and Patriotic. Both restoring their Countries Military. Both running loose Government allowing things like Iran Contra or increased Journalistic mortality to happen, without their consent or knowledge. Both coming from previous careers deeply associated with National Identity; Reagan Hollywood Actor, Putin KGB silent guardian. Both very unpopular with the chattering classes of other Countries. Both popular with Domestic media while constantly criticized by Foreign media.