The expropriations will begin immediately

Vladimir “Stalin Was A Really Nice Bloke” Putin takes a stand against Russia’s nouveau-riche dickheads:

_MOSCOW, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia’s new rich have a problem spending their money in a tasteful way, commenting on the ostentatious spending by the small proportion of Russians who enjoy massive wealth.

“The noveau riche all of a sudden got rich very quickly but cannot manage their wealth without showing it off all the time. Yes this is our problem,” said Putin in an annual question-and-answer session with Russian citizens._

And no more drunken supercar races through Geneva, or uncle Vlad will take away your oil rights and send you to the gulag without any dinner.