Putin is making Russia into a police state. There are a lot of problems in Russia to be addressed, concerning organized crime and other violent crime. There is no reason however, for Putin to do this, he is consolidating power, rather than creating innovative solutions to the prolems persistent in Russia. Putin is turning Russia into a police state.
Vladimir Putin has been mimicking the actions of both George Bush and Barack Obama since his initial first time in office. Like the United States, Putin has set in place a security dragnet similar to the PRISM program. There has also been a 20 percent increase in use of militarized forces such as OMON.