Comment: You don't know

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You don't know

That the "Council of the Federation" is not an elected assembly.

Most of the members of this body are appointed by Putin himself, legally.

Even Duma (the lower chamber) members are not elected.

People vote for political parties, and the parties then appoint members of Duma.

There is no one single person in the Russian parliament that the Russians voted for (personally).

They don't represent the people.

So, I don't think it's a correct way to compare Putin to Obama.

And also, please stop watching (or at least believing) Russia Today propaganda.