One thing to make money because of your connections to Putin but another entirely to make money because you've earned it, and "know Putin" because your successful multinational corporation was started and remains headquartered in Russia.
If Apple's president or Microsoft's president or Ford's president "knows Obama", does that make all three of these American-based multinational corporations creatures of America's government, or of Obama personally? Should China, e.g., fear any company whose executives have ever met or interacted with Obama?
And while Putin oppresses chick bands, hands out money to his friends, threatens to impose authoritarian rule in Russia, and expresses admiration for Yevgeny Kaspersky, your good friends in China not only actively engage in cyber-attacks against you but have been unabashedly authoritarian for as long as anyone can remember.
And while Putin oppresses chick bands, your good friends in Saudi Arabia don't have any chick bands, and if they did, 7 years in jail would look like lenient treatment.
And while "peaceful" Putin oppresses chick bands, your uber-buddy Israel plans to start WWIII by attacking Iran and pulling you in.
Yeah, fine, Putin sucks, but nailing Kaspersky up because he "knows Putin" sucks too. In some places, they would call it slander.