This cartoon is a Golden Oldie from back in 1980. Recent developments on the international scene (the North Pole, Naval bases in Syria) seem to indicate that the expansionist Russia is back... and this time its anti-Western moves are not hidden behind idealistic communist slogans. So the question today is... has Putin successfully halted the democratization of the former USSR? ...is he the first of a new succession of Ruskie dictators? ... are we back to where we were when I did this cartoon, 27 years ago? . . . or am I just being alarmist?
What do you think?