No offense intended but you gave me a good chuckle. Your reply reminded me of mother's who's sons have been criminals but he is a good boy now. If I want to know truth I don't listen to what people say but watch what they do. Keep watching your buddies.Its not really a dictatorship. Putin keeps getting reelected because well, quite frankly he is doing exactly what the Russians want. There is no real opposition to his parties rule. None that would sway the polls by more than a few points anyway. There is nothing Communist about it. He's just that popular in Russia. We hear about the opposition this and that but theyre really just fringe groups without a lot of following. Communism is a economic situation not a means to dictatorships. Plenty of non communist dictators out there. Again this comes around to the ignorance of what communism is/was in Russia. Having spent a lot of time there in the 90's and early 2000's I'd have to say they are about as Communist as Germany and less so than France.
Diapers and politicians should be changed often and the reason is obvious. 21 years a dictator.