I remember when Putin first rose to power I asked a Russian woman I knew what she thought about him. Her response: "He is KGB." The way she said it conveyed a loathing and contempt that is hard to put into words. It was also clear she thought it was an idiotic question, so that was the end of the conversation.\n\nIt stuck with me over the years. "He is KGB" explains almost everything worth explaining.\n\n\nWell, Russians came to the US because they liked our system and way of life but I have talked with some who are not only worried, they would actually consider going back if it becomes 'worse' here. They definitely aren't afraid to show their disgust with the old USSR, that's for sure.