Published June 13, 2021 -- Putin’s meeting with the leader of the free world lends him legitimacy, while Russians dedicated to freedom in Russia are being oppressed. Putin's principal political opponent, Alexei Navalny has been falsely imprisoned and is likely to be murdered through ill-treatment in a labor camp. Putin is all about sending messages to opponents. The Russian President's assassinations and attempted assassinations of his opponents are well-documented, such as the poison attacks on Russian emigres in the United Kingdom. There have been assassinations of Putin’s opponents in Austria and Germany and in Russia itself. Putin’s message is that his political opponents are not safe anywhere. Biden himself acknowledged Putin as a "killer," which did much to delegitimize Putin’s authoritarian rule. Read the column at the source link by clicking "American Opportunity."