The Smart Russians are getting out while there's still time. Yes, Putin's Russia is experiencing a Brain Drain of increasing magnitude. Yes indeed, the writing is on the wall. This is where Vladimir Putin has led Russia. Its best and brightest seek a chance at a real future abroad because they cannot hope for it in a Russia ruled by Vladimir Putin that is choked with corruption, cronyism, disregard for the rule of law and petty despotism and guess where they come to. We here in the west actually owe a debt of gratitude to Vladimir Putin.