In a recent meeting with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Russian President Vladimir Putin made history by arriving late for the two-hour interview. According to Carlson, the delay caused the conversation to go on for an extended period of time, which he described as “filibustering.”
Putin has a history of making people wait, including world leaders like Trump, the Pope, and Merkel. Even his ex-wife has attested to this strategy, saying that it was a feature of their first dates. To some Russia experts, Putin’s habit of making people wait is seen as a sign of his approval and dominance over his guests.
During his interviews with world leaders, Putin has been known to make controversial statements. In particular, he has been criticized for refusing to accept the existence of a separate Ukrainian nation. These statements have added to a growing list of repeated unreliable and controversial contentions. Despite this, Putin remains a powerful figure in Russian politics and continues to assert his dominance over international affairs.