Well, since Bush and Putin are fairly chummy
As long as "Vladimir" tows the line of Bush's style of war on terror and exploits it for attacks on liberties, everything is OK
. His generals even pledged to attack the terrorist preemptively - I can just imagine the Russian way of preemptiveness: "Let's carpet bomb Chechnya and while we're warmed-up let's invade the Baltic republics as well! How about that comrade Vladimir?"
Russians will even buy copyright from Ridge's Ministry of Fear for those colored terror alerts.
Putin-Bush what an awesome Axis of Evil would that be!