U.S. Obama is amazing and knows what's best!
Russia. Putin is a critical thinker and speaks the truth!
Really? He's limited rights of certain people, the Russian economy is in trouble, and has poor foreign relations with a ton of countries (has a good relationship with Iran.) there's way more but those are a few examples.
During Putin's first premiership and presidency real incomes in Russia rose by a factor of 2.5, while real wages more than tripled; unemployment and poverty more than halved. Russians' self-assessed life satisfaction also rose significantly. Putin's first presidency was marked by high economic growth: the Russian economy grew for eight straight years, seeing GDP increase by 72% in PPP. This growth was a combined result of the 2000s commodities boom, high oil prices, as well as prudent economic and fiscal policies.
Putin, for all his flaws, is a very charismatic leader. He understands how to exploit his enemies weaknesses for his own gain and has done a very good job at rebuilding Russia after the collapse of the USSR.