i call this profoundly encouraging. i say that putin is amongst the world's worst and certainly most dangerous autocrats. i say he is guilty of crimes against humanity (scroll down below the catholic entry on top). i would like to see his empire crumble from the outside in. i predict it's going to be a hell of a job trying to keep it together. of course, if anyone has the lack of scruples to do what it takes, it's putin. but of course, it's his hatred of democracy and autonomy, his contempt for his own minorities, and his brutality that are going to end his nation.