Forbes Names Putin Most Powerful Person in 2015 RI Staff | Russia Insider Riding high for the third year In what must be taken as a sure sign of the continuing shift of global power and influence, for the third year in a row, Vladimir Putin has been named the world’s most powerful person by Forbes Magazine. Also for the first time, the US president was not included as No. 2, but rather fell to No. 3, with Barack Obama being supplanted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Congratulations Mr. Putin! ____________________________________________ See video at article at Forbe’s, entitled “The World’s Most Powerful People 2015,” by David M. Ewalt. ___________________________________ How many of you agree with this ranking? Why? How many of you disagree with this ranking? Why?