Putin the Magnificent: Series 2 - Putin's Russia 2014-05-07, 12:20:27 In Series 1, Putin survived the Russian Constitution rule limiting Presidents to two terms by an adroit disappearance stage left and reappearance from stage right. He is now in the first part of a second two-term Presidency before, presumably, temporarily disappearing stage left again.We join him at an interesting point in his glorious career as he contemplates acquisitive adventures befitting Soviet Nostalgia, seeking to win friends and influence people. . . . Well 1 out of 2 is not too bad. What can we look forward to this time?