See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31669061 .
See http://www.aljazeera.com/ .
So what exactly is Mr Putin up to?
The best way to win friends around the world is to create a truly free and open society, to respect the views of all, to uphold the law created via a truly democratic process and not to pretend Russia is the USSR and in the 1950s.
The latest news from Moscow paints Russia as a nasty place. Whereas in the 1980s I wanted to see it, I have zero wish to go there now. It smacks of corruption and the KGB. Mr Putin, please join us and put the past behind you.
The world wants to be the friend of a free and open Russia.