Russia is shrugging off the weak sanctions imposed upon it by the U.S. and its allies, as well as being excluded from the upcoming G8 summit in Sochi.
Putin has been emboldened by Obama’s weak foreign policy, and could very well make good on his grand dream of a united Soviet Union.
What’s to stop Putin from marching into Moldavia, Estonia, Lativa, or any of the old Soviet-bloc countries? Not Barack, that is for sure.
Putin does fear Obama, but more importantly, he does not respect him. Vlad would not have even tried to take Crimea, if President Bush was still in office.