This is a very sensitive issue I guess for all Putin/ER supporters. If you consider yourself a decent person you can't condone injustice and cruelty, so in order to keep clear concience you rather create your own reality where criminals become victims and vice versa.
Oh yes I understand it's a very sensitive issue.
I don't like Putin but I'm an outsider. I always liked Yeltsin, maybe because he was a tennis fan but well...
I also understand many people didn't like Yeltsin. I won't go more into politics, just wish all the best for Russia, it could be a great country like Marat said.