Is Putin a fascist or a communist?
Armchair Goddess #1
Vladimir Putin is a KGB-trained control-freak authoritarian, coldly corrupt, ruthless short man with a giant ego, much like the lifts-wearing (5'10" pretending to be taller) malignantly narcissistic sociopath currently occupying our White House as Putin's dutiful puppet, but without the KGB training, who lusts for power to overcompensate for his deep-rooted feelings of inadequacy that only worsen as he ages. You might want to read the online article "The Putin Kleptocracy: Who Really Owns Russia?" by Karen Daweesh.
Neither. He's an autocrat.