No, it is not my idea, it is a terrible idea. A bunch of us on the bus were talking about the Olympics and wondered how many medals there would be if you rejoined the former Soviet Republics to Russia.
Because I have a warped sense of humor, I decided to run with this. Vladimir Putin is most displeased. He tallies the medal counts for Russia and the former Soviet Republics. “We will win the most medals again! The Soviet bloc shall be reunited. They don’t like it? Who asked them?”