Vladimir Putin is a leader. Vladimir Putin was a member of the KGB. Vladimir Putin learned in life the reason government exists if for people to have someone upon whom to gaze in wonder and admiration. If you didn’t have a leader there would not be anyone around to lead. There is a man named Alexi Navanly, who believes it is proper to behave improperly to the Leader. He cracks jokes and makes fun of the man for whom fun consists of throwing into jail those who make fun of the Leader.
Alexi Navanly has been charged with attempting to steal timber from the government. After all, what else does someone who thinks they are funny do during the day but steal timber? Unfortunately, the joke is being played on the people of Russia who wanted a democracy, and, instead, are stuck with a pompous prick.