A complete stranger on an Internet comments thread is really keen to let you know just how honest and decent Vladimir Putin is.
Commenter SimoVil83, who has never engaged with you in any way before now, is perfectly prepared to spend the entire afternoon aggressively arguing that the Russian premier is a great man no matter what, which seems curious considering his profile claims he has a well-paid, demanding and successful job.
Generously taking the time out of his role as a leading investment analyst, technical consultant and lawyer to educate you, what SimoVil83’s position lacks in supporting evidence he more than makes up for in vehemence and persistence.
It turns out that despite what you might think, Russia does not routinely brutalise and imprison journalists and political opponents, and those 80,000 troops on the Estonian border are actually all Estonia’s fault.
The Russian economy is also going swimmingly, too, and now we come to think about it that whopping great palace on the Black Sea was paid for by voluntary donations to the Russian leader by people who recognise what a brilliant job he is doing.
Should you fail to be convinced by any of these watertight arguments, SimoVil83 plans to tell you just how stupid you are, point out the imperfections within your own nation in an attempt to undermine the credibility of your position, and will suggest you educate yourself properly.
Considering the amount of time SimoVil83 spends doing this, you’d almost think he had an agenda of his own.