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The name Putinania was coined by Andrei Piontkovsky in an article shortly after the massacre at Beslan:

“In general, Putin has a rather strange and somewhat disdainful attitude toward the country that he heads: “And we named the new country the Russian Federation”, the president said in his address to the nation on Sept. 4. Indeed, why not name the country Putinania, for example.”

In my research of the past few years, I have come up with 4 principals that guide what I now call Putinania.

First, loyalty is absolutely essential.

Second, loyalty, or the perception of loyalty is valued over talent, skills, honesty, and ethics.

Therefore, third, Putinania only needs a warm body to carry out the tasks assigned.

Fourth, under this system an individual is totally expendable, and can be easily replaced.

This is Putin’s world and reality.

Written by Nina Jobe

September 2, 2009 at 9:56 PM

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