Second, Mr. Putin's popularity at home is based on the perception that he has restored Russia to great power status. He has attended the annual summits of the leading Western democracies, known as the G-7, in the past. Mr. Obama has hinted that Russia will not be invited this year, but that is not enough. The United States should request that other counties replace Russia at these meetings. For example, Brazil's gross domestic product exceeds Russia's, and India is a nuclear power whose GDP may soon surpass Russia's. Both are more democratic and friendlier toward the United States and its European allies than Russia.