As a comedian under the Soviet Union, once a year, I had to submit our material to the Department of Humor for authorization, and we were prohibited from deviating in any way from the approved material in our acts. I now see the same thing happening under Putin. There is a new law requiring bloggers to register with the government. Putin also signed another law that criminalizes profanity in TV, movies, books or plays. Because of such restrictions, Twitter in Russia has not caught on as it has in the United States. This is probably because in America, if you have a lot of followers, you're considered popular. In Russia, if you have followers, it means you're under surveillance.