JD: The Russian elections I do believe probably lifted up the popularity of Vladimir Putin because they tried to demonize him. What’s you take on that?
JR: Our insight actually from last weeks broadcast was exactly what came to pass. We see that Putin has been re-elected you know overwhelmingly. In 2012 he was elected sixty-three percent of the vote, 2018 was seventy-six percent of the vote so a huge increase. But it appears as we spoke about the spy-poisoning incident or whatever that that was a setup for the west to react strong handedly and it played into a greater turn out and even more popular.