Putin’s regime will never be a restoration of the Russian Empire, because that would mean restoring the Romanov dynasty and returning their property. Putin is not about to do that anymore than Hitler put the Kaiser back on the throne of Germany. Putin can’t even condemn the murderers of the Romanov Family because that would mean he would have to condemn the whole Soviet Union and Lenin himself. He would have to condemn his own loyal service to the evil Soviet tyranny which destroyed the Russian empire in the first place. He’ll never do that. Putin cannot be a Tsar because he has no noble blood. He’s a peasant. His grandfather was Lenin’s cook.
You just gave Alaska to Putin.