Freaky deaky Russia

So Putin has pretty much freaked me out since he removed all sorts of people inpower around him, (parliment was it?). And then there was the whole poisoning of the Ukrainian dude that peopl figured Russia was in on.

Now that they kicked the British diplomats out (albiet in response to the Brits themselves... Though they had seemingly good reason), and refused to give over the poisoning dude....

Why is noone else freaked out?

In my humble opinion, if Russia gets mad in this day and age, we have good reason to freak out.
Putin has intentionally made himself the new absolute ruler, why is the media not recognizing this? Do people hate Bush enough to actually not notice?