>>>”Putinism leads to ultra nationalism to combat his drive to restore the Soviet Empire.”<<<
Btw, Putin himself is not a pro Soviet Empire; he is ideologically much more of a nationalist; and there are many more ‘ultra (Russian) nationalists’ who support him.
>>>”This from a nation with less people than Bangladesh and more land than any nation in the world.”<<<
Yep, Russian Federation has more landmass than any nation; but Russian Federation has many more millions for population than Bangladesh - no comparison.
I stand corrected, Russian Federation has about 2 million less in population than Bangladesh. Though my original search showed significantly more population than Bangladesh.
Still unsure how that is significant? China has less Area than the USA, but substantially more in population, and shares 19.24% of world population, compared to the U.S. which shares approx. 4.45% of world population. http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/populations/ctypopls.htm
Bangladesh population: 156,594,962
Why do you think that 143,975,923 is "many more millions" than 156,594,962?