Abstract: The focus of the present research is to establish the specifics of the nonverbal behaviour of the current Russian president Vladimir Putin, who is one of the most influential politicians from the beginning of the 21st century. Object of the study is a video record of a meeting between Vladimir Putin and the managers of “Basel Cement” Alumina Refinery in Pikalyovo city on the 4th of June 2009, refinery owned by the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska at that period. Through the methods of observation and descriptive analysis, an attempt is made to answer the question what the degree of mastery of body language of the former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation is as well as how his gestures, poses, mimics and intonation support the manifestation of the dominant position which he possesses in comparison with his interlocutors.
Key words: Vladimir Putin,nonverbal behaviour, gestures, mimics, body language, intonation
Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 20, November 2015, rhetoric.bg/, journal.rhetoric.bg, ISSN 1314-4464