Mr Putin should avoid WWII references because he may come out on the short end of them.
Russia has never overcome its inferiority complex dating from 1905, when Japan treated its Imperial forces like bad sushi.
Diplomatic situation has deteriorated so much for Mr Putin that Mr Assad has offered to help the West defeat the criminal rebels in Ukraine.
At least the last Tsar had Rasputin as a sounding board. Mr Putin’s mirror serves as his privy council.
We probably should have known Mr Putin had lost contact with political reality when, after a show trial, he jailed those naive pop singers.