Humans are eternal beings that undergo reincarnation to polish their souls and improve themselves. This process of reincarnation becomes a unique story for each individual personality. The spiritual investigations into the reincarnations renowned people will bring into light the secret to this long process of soul polishing.
Born into a lower class family in Leningrad (current Saint Petersburg), he joined the KGB after graduating from Saint Petersburg State University with a law degree. In 1990 he became the advisor to the Mayor of Leningrad, and was eventually appointed as deputy chief of Presidential Staff. In 1999 he became Acting President. After the presidential elections, he became the President of the Russian Federation in 2000.
(63 BCE – 14 CE)
The First Emperor of the Roman Empire, who assumed power at a young age after his uncle and adoptive father Julius Caesar won over civil conflicts and conquered the Mediterranean. He succeeded in stabilizing the Empire through centralizing power, and brought about the Pax Romana, a period of peace in the Empire.
For 3 consecutive years between 2013-15, one man topped the Forbes Magazine ranking of “The World’s Most Powerful People”: the man was Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation.
As the U.S. slowly withdraws from its role as World Police, other powerful countries are coming into focus as the next potential world authority. Among them, Russia is a country that possesses nuclear equipment comparable to the U.S. Even China, the world’s second largest economic superpower, is buying submarines and fighter jets from Russia.
For the past several years, it has been Putin who has shown tremendous influence in the international community regarding world affairs such as the Syrian civil conflicts and ISIL.
In this article, we investigate the secrets of the world’s most influential man and his soul: Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Man Who Staunched the Chaos After USSR Dissolution
Putin became President in 2000, nine years after the dissolution of the USSR. He was burdened with a country where politics and economics were in disarray after the sudden introduction of capitalism and law improvements.
The state of the economy was especially abysmal. When the state-owned companies were privatized, one group of people decided to monopolize the wealth: an oligarchy. The other majority became more impoverished than during the USSR, and the GDP dropped to half.
Putin worked to resolve the causes of the disorder planted by the previous President, Yeltsin. Putin received much support from the people, especially in his battle against the wealth oligarchy. While showing understanding of the interests of the oligarchy, he began cracking down on those who intervened in politics. One man from the oligarchy, who tried to connect a pipeline between Russia and northeast China, was arrested and imprisoned for embezzlement and tax evasion.
The state took up the resource industry that was monopolized by the oligarchy, and rebuilt state finances with the profits. With the rising value of resources government revenue increased, and by 2006 the GDP doubled that in the USSR days.
In the annual Q&A conference in April 2015, Putin said to former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin (an advocate of economic policy reform), “We need to have a heart for the people to trust us. We need to know how the people are living, and any possible consequences a reform may have.”
While it may seem like an unsophisticated approach, we can see why his political stance continues to win over the hearts of the people.
Putin’s methods are different from the U.S., Europe or Japan, and he doesn’t place importance on individual freedom and freedom for private enterprises. His ideas of a democratic nation may sometimes contradict ours. But he revived the country and salvaged it from the chaos of post-WWII defeat. The 80% support rate from the people is a mark of the greatness of this fete.
The Man Who Founded Pax Romana
According to Happy Science spiritual research, Putin’s past life was Roman Emperor Augustus, the man who established the foundations of Ancient Roman politics in the 1st Century BCE and brought peace throughout the Mediterranean.
Like Putin, Augustus came into the foreground of the political scene when the area was in turmoil. He was born to the niece of Julius Caesar, the man who conquered Gaul as consul, and later became his adopted son. Caesar became the all-powerful dictator of Roman after his victories amongst civil conflicts, but was assassinated who feared him. It was here that Octavian, later known as Augustus, became the successor.
Caesar’s time was a time of warfare, but Augustus brought about numerous reforms through cleverly balancing his power and the Senate. He ended the age of civil war, and established a period of peace in Rome known as Pax Romana.
He was much admired and even worshipped by the people who felt enjoyed the new civilization of prosperity.
There is a story that when he was sailing the Gulf of Naples later in life, the passengers and sailors looked up at him and cried: “Thanks to you we live stable lives; thanks to you we can travel in safety; thanks to you we live in freedom and peace.”
A Hard Working Dictator
Europe and the U.S. view Putin as an evil emperor. The Ukraine riots in 2014 and the annexation of Crimea was the perfect opportunity for the Western media to collectively bash Putin for ignoring international laws.
Indeed Putin possesses immense power. The oligarchy that opposed him has dissipated. He has extended his command across the vast country: he amended the laws so that the President is given the right to appoint and dismiss local heads of government. He also amended the terms of Presidency from 4 to 6 years (for two consecutive terms). If he is reelected in 2018, Putin can be President up until 2024.
He is technically a dictator, but while people in this position would drown in their own power, for Putin it is this power that allows him to do great things.
One example is the flat tax introduced in 2001. This was a tax reform that brought the individual income tax from a progressive taxation to a flat rate of 13%. During a lunch meeting with European and American economists, Putin heard about the merits of flat tax, and decided to adopt it on the spot. In fact, the scholars suggested a 20% rate, but Putin who knew what civilian life was like, decided on a lower 13% rate.
As a result, Russian businesses that used to pay workers in cash to make false reports on worker’s wages began to submit honest tax returns. In addition, improvements in the resource-based economy have boosted the tax revenue by 25% in 2002.
The aforementioned annual Q&A conference is an event where the people can see Putin’s work. He sits by himself in the middle of the stage, and answers questions from all over the country in real-time for over 3 hours. Of course preparations go into this broadcast, but answering questions without any documents and without sidestepping (like many politicians do) is very impressive.
One time, a petition arrived from a retired man living on a pension complaining that his town was suffering from lack of water supplies. Then, Putin looked at the camera and said, “Okay, I understand. If this problem is not resolved, I will not sign the reappointment of the governor Chernogorov.” 10 days later, the front page of the Russian daily Izvestia headlined “Mission complete, President!” with a photo of a beaming governor Chernogorov of Stavropol.
While it may seem somewhat overdone, this is one method of politics that proves effective for a huge country where democracy is not deeply ingrained.
As Russian security affairs specialist Mark Galeotti commented on Reuters, “Now, Russia is a more significant player in Syria’s future than the United States”. Since Russia’s intervention in the Syrian conflict in September 2015, Syria has shown signs of moving towards a ceasefire agreement.
Until then, Syria had been the backdrop of a three-way war between the government, the rebels and ISIL. The U.S. began bombings on ISIL and at the same time supporting the rebels in order to defeat the Syrian government. Then in came Syria-friendly Russia, where the government army regained its morale and tipped the balance yet again. It is uncertain whether Syria can continue the ceasefire and establish public order, but it is certainly an improvement that the U.S. and Russia are now in a position to be able to mediate ceasefire negotiations between the Syrian government and the rebels.
Achievements That Stem From Having Power
In Ancient Rome, Augustus undertook several law reforms and lawfully became the greatest authority in the Empire. He became one of 2 consuls, the other being his right-hand man, while keeping to tradition by outwardly honoring the power of the Senate. He created a decision-making body of 15 Senators, the Praetor and the treasurer to legislate laws. In effect, whoever, Augustus was still the highest authority as the consuls were given the right to veto their decisions.
He later gave up his consulship, and in return, the Senate granted him proconsular imperium and tribunicia sacrosanctitas, which gave him power to veto and legislate laws throughout the empire, effectively making him Emperor.
Just like Putin, Augustus’ tax system reforms were a great success. Until the reforms, the provincial governor collected taxes form conquered provinces, but they often used this opportunity to steal money. Here, Augustus appointed an Imperial Treasurer to be responsible for collecting all taxes.
Additionally, like Putin after the Cold War, Augustus made improvements in the military system to allow a more efficient way to protect the empire. He reduced the number of soldiers from 500 thousand to 168 thousand, and changed the annual volunteering system to a proper permanent army. Putin also reduced the 3 million servicemen to 1.13 million in 2005, and changed the system from conscription to voluntary.
In both cases, Putin’s soul has undertaken the task of leading a large country from chaos through to peace. We expect great things from Putin, now when change and upheaval is shaking the entire world.