Maybe, to put it mildly, Putin plays cunning?
From: Destroy oligarchy – it will restore peace and justice in our country! by ivan_ushenin, February 5th, 21:28
V.V. Putin: “Our country hasn’t and cannot have any other united idea than patriotism”
M.E. Saltykov-Shchedrin: “When they start to talk about patriotism in Russia, understand: somewhere something was stolen…”
In times of Putin’s reign number of $ billionaires increased 14 times, from 8 in 2001 to 111 in 2014. Particularly among $ billionaires miraculously appeared to be personal friends of his young children and young people (from his circles).
70% of all Russian reaches in 2015 belong to
1% the most rich Russians.