I find that definition of "schmuck" rather offensive for reasons I won't bore you with,
The usual meaning is "an obnoxious, contemptible or detestable person" - it's Yiddish.
I haven't flagged the post because I think you're better than that.
Edit - in any case whatever you think, Putin is a Mensch. Being a Mensch doesn't mean you are a nice or a good person.
In that interview he described how he had fished an apparently record breaking fish and added that he assumed weights had been added to it to flatter him. He's aware of these things.