Ernst Wolff is a German writer who focuses on issues of trans-national institutions and global governance. In the following video Mr. Wolff reminds his audience that Vladimir Putin was a “Young Global Leader” for the World Economic Forum, and until recently attended WEF conferences while remaining on cozy terms with Klaus Schwab.

None of this means that Mr. Putin is definitively a captive of the WEF. He may well be playing along with the globalists for his own ends; there’s no way to tell. It’s just a reminder that we would be well-advised to keep an open mind about what is going on in the international political arena in these parlous times. There’s always a good chance that things are not what they seem.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling: