I have to disagree with the assessment of Putin being a Communist . I dont think he is one , he lived through all that and knows it doesnt work . He likes money ………a lot . He is probably more tied to a Mafia than any Communist party . Putin most likely wants to be Tsar without the title if anything . All Europeans have socialist leanings , Russia is no more communist than any other country in Europe . Obama I think IS a REAL Communist . Here is another depressing factoid , the average Russian is LESS regulated and has fewer rules to follow , than the average American ………….whats wrong with that picture ?