Darkness is falling with horrifying finality and speed in Putin’s Russia. The news of it is almost too vast too document.
Just Russia is sundered and destroyed.
Opposition protests have fallen back to the size they had before the co-called “white” awakening.
Only a puny number of Russians care to remember the atrocities of Stalin, and the leaders of Russia totally ignore such memorials.
The last important bastion of the market economy in Russia has been wiped out.
A draconian new law allows the Kremlin to brand almost anyone a “traitor” just for disagreeing with the Kremlin. Almost as terrifying as a second law permitting the Kremlin to shut down websites at will without due process.
A new era of reckless neo-Soviet style confrontation with the USA has begun, including a virulent attack by Nashi on Mormonism, the religion of the Republican nominee. In fact, they’re even going after Barack Obama’s car!
Meanwhile, the Russian Orthodox Church is one breath away from calling for pogroms against non-Slavs and anointing Putin as the Holy Russian Emperor.
Russia is now ruled by a proud KGB spy for life, and he is eradicating the very last vestiges of civil society in Russia. The nation, once again, is doomed.