I tend to believe your assertion. I really think Putin is trying rebuild the Soviet Union. Thank you Obambi and Hillary for their appeasement and childish "reset button".
Aside from Obambi being the first half-black president, his main legacy will be his weak foreign policy that encouraged Islamist war in the ME and Russia's new imperialism.
IMHO, if a Republican wants to win the Oval Office, he/she should make the point that the world has become a more dangerous place due to Obambi/Hillary policies. Even the LIV would listen up if the message was strong and made them worry about their own lives and/or how such coming conflicts/attacks would risk their EBT cards.
The western leftists & isolationists want to give Putin title to the former SU countries but Putin has no intention of stopping there. The Putinists have this nutty Eurasia thing going also: