It is not that I find Putin to be my favorite world leader. But there is something to be said for his concerns. I really do see a contempt for human life in secret rendition flights to “black holes” and torture, to ICE raids as if some people are not quite human, and the weakening of the Bill of Rights, as well as the attack on the concept of “innocent until proven guilty.”
Putin also stated he would never forget, nor would his people, the heroism of the western allies.
Also, I would far rather see “Victory Day” as the main holiday in Russia then what May Day once was.