But that's not even the half about Putin. And where I live, we don't get propaganda because there's no reason whatsover. We were occupied by russians, and know their ways. Russian leaders to be excact. I know many russians and their are good people. People shouldn't be judged by their nationality, I know, but the state in which the Russian gov is.... What's the reason you live in Spain, not Russia?
About your questions... Born in Russia, currently living in Spain. And no, I don't permit my "russian ties" to influence my view because I'm not a freak-out patriot, I value logic and consider myself citizen of the world. What I can't stand is that mass-media spread false news to scandalise the masses (against Russia or any other country, believe me... The anti-USA propaganda based on false facts made me mad too) and above that is the fact that many people actually believe the lies they say.
About Putin... yes, I know he has ties with the KGB (which doesn't exist anymore).