Facebook post by University of Helsinki Julkaistu 12.07.2021 klo 09:12 University of Helsinki kirjoitti Facebookissa When Vladimir Putin became president in 2000, no one expected him to remain in power for long. Well, he did, but why? What keeps Putin in power? | University of Helsinki l.facebook.com Russian society has a profound desire for order. Few will criticise the leader for exercising power, as those who do will have to face the consequences.