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“Vladimir Putin guided by Fyodor Dostoevsky's notion of Russia as a Slavic civilisational force?” https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/opinion/et-editorial/vladimir-putin-guided-by-fyodor-dostoevskys-notion-of-russia-as-a-slavic-civilisational-force/articleshow/35177377.cms


Witness the case of Vladimir Putin and his imagination of Russia, and all that consequent invading and annexing going on in Ukraine. Reports aver the Russian strongman’s two favourite writers are Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky. The two, it seems, presented him a choice: to believe in the latter’s notion of Russia as some sort of Slavic civilisational force that must exert itself over lesser beings, and Tolstoy’s more humanistic outlook. And it seems Mr Putin has chosen the first, much to the consternation of others.

Daniel McLaughlin “Dostoevsky’s dark genius honoured in city where Putin elite thrives” https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/dostoevsky-s-dark-genius-honoured-in-city-where-putin-elite-thrives-1.4727312


The Kremlin denies that he has parlayed political power into a personal fortune, but Russian journalists and media that investigate Putin and his allies are increasingly being blacklisted as foreign agents and “undesirables”.

A striking number of Putin’s colleagues and friends from Saint Petersburg are now among Russia’s richest and most influential men.

They include Igor Sechin and Alexei Miller, who worked with Putin in city hall and now respectively run Rosneft and Gazprom, the country’s biggest energy firms.

Political analyst Tatiana Stanovaya noted the success of other Putin confidantes: “The Rotenberg brothers, the Kovalchuk brothers, Gennadiy Timchenko, the Shamalov family, and Yevgeny Prigozhin have all secured state contracts and other largesse from the Russian state in recent years,” she wrote for the Carnegie Moscow Centre. “They have also learned the benefits of doing favours for Putin.”

Many members of the Putin-era elite own property on Saint Petersburg’s Kammeny island, an expanse of parkland, mansions, high fences and security cameras, which shares little with Dostoevsky’s cityscape apart from the scudding clouds and squalls of rain.