1) Vladimir Putin was a devout Communist and member-in-good-standing of the KGB!
2) He was elected President of the Russian Federation, then stepped aside for his protege, Dmitry Medvedev, to become President while he stepped down to Prime Minister!
3) Now Dmitry is Prime Minister and Putin is President again!
4) Putin's administration is cracking down on dissenters in Russia.
5) The number of Russian aircraft incursion flights along our Northwestern borders has increased!
6) A Russian nuclear submarine recently patrolled off our Gulf Coast for weeks and wasn't noticed until it left!
7) Putin's administration is increasing its anti-U.S. policies in the U.N. (Surprise, surprise, surprise!)
8) The U.S. IS the World's sole remaining super-power. Russia (the USSR) used to be the other.
9) There are many in that country who would like to see Russia be the World's sole super-power.