Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered amendments that would keep him in power through 2036. This is a similar move to what Xi Jinping did in the People's Republic of China, who went a step further and ended term limits altogether, making himself president for life. Sadly, authoritarianism continues to have a strong grip on Russia and China.

Between the two countries, I have a little more hope for China, but I don't see either country turning democratic any time soon.