It seems that Mr. Putin is helping his country, though Communism is a failed system.
There are only two ways that Russia could have had a substantial effect on our presidential election: they spent $100 million or more promoting Trump; and they got illegal voters to vote for Trump. They did neither. H. Clinton put classified and secret information on her Email server where Russia, China, and several other countries could hack into it. Blame any hacking of her server on Hillary Clinton. Spending less than about $100 million dollars would have had little effect on this 2016 election for president. The Clinton campaign spent more than $400 million than the Trump campaign, and Hillary Clinton lost. There is no evidence that Russia spent even $10 million on Trump’s campaign. We did have some illegal voters casting votes for H. Clinton. It was the truth that hurt Clinton’s campaign and not Russia.