Let me tell you about stealing, dude. My ex is Russian and many of his friends have at least one parent still living in Russia. One friend was telling us about his dad one day. He didn’t know the English word embezzle so just said, with total pride, that his dad “stole a factory”. Basically he embezzled all the money from the company and ran off into the night. He completely fucked over his employees and faced no consequences other than maybe them wanting to kick his ass, and his family was proud of this. Because he “outsmarted the system”. And since he’s one of the upper crust, he’s untouchable.
This shit happens all the time over there. Want to know why Russia is using substandard equipment? Because the oligarchs stole everything intended for the military. Which you’d love to allow over here because short-sightedness apparently is a trend with y’all.
Besides the fact that cops do nothing over there other than take bribes and beat you up if can’t or won’t pay. Oh, and arrest POC and women because they have no rights over there.
The country was bad enough before Putin got ahold of it but now it’s much worse. He’s made the rich oligarchs worse than they were before. It’s sick.