Got cash? Looking for emerging markets with a substantial upside? Beware of Russia. Emerging market it is, but the consistent return provided by ETF”s is fraught with high risk. Just as other nations have allowed leaders to rise to power for a variety of reasons (think Mao, Lenin, Hitler, Hussein, Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong-il, etc.), Russia seems to be mesmerized by a shirtless gangster with organizational skills – Vladimir Putin. Read this Associated Press story by MARIA DANILOVA. And do yourself a favor: Do Not Invest In Russia!