The BBC propaganda output on Russian affairs is just as informative as their commentary on the great job America is doing re-building democracy in Afghanistan.
Here's a suggestion should you and Vladimir want to watch a Seventies movie together while sharing popcorn:
Was the Soviet James Bond Vladimir Putin's role model?
Published10 May 2017
While generations of Westerners were growing up on the films of James Bond, Soviet citizens had their own favourite spy, a wartime agent who went under the name of Max Otto von Stierlitz. And it could easily have been Stierlitz who prompted Vladimir Putin to join the KGB, writes Dina Newman.
The USSR's answer to James Bond was a very different kind of spy. He had no time for women or gadgets.