Note: the missile mock-up has the hammer and sickle on it, indicating this prop was created by the communists, not the Russian government. Communist parties are now considered alternative political parties in Russia, not the ruling party. In 2014 Putin dissed the patron saint of Russian communism, Lenin.
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) February 23, 2015
— Ruslan Rudenko (@rdnkrsln) February 24, 2015