«Russia- Ukraine: War or Peace», part 2
In 1196-2004, Vladimir Putin managed to create a state system in Russia that can be compared to a «Russian matryoshka», a Russian wooden toy in the form of a painted doll, inside which there are smaller dolls like it.
A sub-system was created inside the state in secret mode, which was subordinate to a narrow group of people, which included Putin’s closest and trusted friends, as well as specialists from the military-industrial complex and special services who managed to survive the collapse of the 1990s and keep the most important developments of the Soviet scientists in the field of military technology.
This subsystem was hidden by the outer shell, which was Russia, created in the 1990s under Boris Yeltsin. Putin barely touched this shell, giving it control to clans, parties and business groups that had captured Russia before Putin came to the Kremlin, but agreed to play by his rules.