Putin is nothing but a thug who is being allowed to screw his own people out of their money and their freedom. I mean this guy is as bad as Hitler, but with more stolen money.

In what has been described as a watershed moment for President Vladimir Putin’s crackdown on dissent, Russia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the closure of Memorial International, the country’s oldest human rights organization and the main chronicler of mass crimes committed under the Soviet Union.

Memorial was founded in 1987 by leading Soviet dissidents, including the Nobel prize-winning scientist Andrey Sakharov. As one of Russia’s first human rights organizations, it established an archive of records on the mass executions and imprisonments in Soviet gulag camps under Joseph Stalin.

It is time for the US to stand up to this criminal bully and take him out with whatever means necessary.