Personally, I like Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. You can believe it or not, but his mother was a devout Christian. She had Vladimir baptized secretly at age 1 and 1/2 years old. Vladimir’s father was in the Communist Party and an atheist.
Putin has made three visits to Israel and the Western Wall. His mother wanted him to visit Israel. He takes interest in Christianity and is obviously not an atheist.
Putin has also shown that he is at least somewhat interested in morality, signing laws limiting the influence of homosexuality and pornography on Russian society.
While Putin’s brand of Christianity might raise the eyebrows of some Christians, yet it is far better than the atheism of the former U.S.S.R. Whether he is a genuine Christian or not is between him and Almighty God. Many of the leaders of the Western World certainly are not Christian.
Putin has been fairly friendly to Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu has made numerous trips to Moscow for the sake of avoiding Israeli and Russian clashes in Syria.
President Trump desired to be friends with President Putin, and I personally think it could have been a good thing, but hardcore USSR opponents stubbornly resisted every effort. How did these people think such a man as Putin, that loves Russia dearly, would respond?
Having said all of that, Russian/Putin political allies and friendlys include nations and groups; such as, Syria, Iran, Turkey, Cuba, Hamas, and Hezbollah. These nations and groups are ultra-hostile to Israel; in fact, some of them talk of annihilating Israel. The natural response to these alliances is a suspicious scepticism among Israel’s faithful.
Putin needs to wake up and smell the coffee, because being friends with Israel’s enemies certainly does not invite the blessings of Almighty YaHVeH upon him and Russia.
Mr. Putin, I invite you to distance yourself from Israel’s enemies for the sake of Russia and yourself. There is a blessing to be had for the people who bless the sons and daughters of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.