The comparison of Putin and Hitler is not without some merit. Both men saw their young countries fall apart when young men. Remember after the fall of Napoleon the Congress of Vienna founded Germany in 1814. Hitler as a corporal in the German Army in 1920 or so, Putin as a Lt. Colonel in the KGB during 89 and 90. Later they both became leaders of their countries through horrible means. Hitler used tactics such as Crystal Night, Putin with using fear from terrorism starting with Russian apartment bombings in 1999. Now with Putin going into Crimea saying he is trying to protect Russians in Ukraine is no different then Germans living in Poland back in the 30s. There are differences yes but right now I think there is way to much on the Hitler comparison then not.