Investing in the "New" Russia?
You may want to review this story of how Putin is planning to rig the upcoming elections.
"We all must think about how to build the power structure so that it better corresponds to the pre-election period and prepares the country for the time after the Parliamentary elections and after presidential elections," Mr. Putin said.
At least he's honest about that part.
Read these two stories (one, two) in The Economist if you really want to know how bad things look in the new KGB state.