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macross1984 t1_jedbodp wrote

Russia was broken even before Putin corrupted it even further. He could have reversed or at least slowed down degradation of military had he bothered to clean out incompetent superiors but of course, like all true despot, he concentrated instead to enrich himself with wealth and power as well as surrounding himself with yes-man who only told him what he wanted to hear.

The result speak for itself.


OldMork t1_jeddg9s wrote

In USSR they had plans, and if they didnt produce all 1000 winter uniforms or whatever they just faked it, people on all level just signed the papers well aware that the uniforms may or may not exist, to avoid problems.


supercyberlurker t1_jef974v wrote

Putin made a big mistake when:

  • He either didn't know about all the corruption in the military - and then blindly tried to use a decayed force as if it were real strength.
  • or He did know about all the corruption the military - and then dumbly tried to use a decayed force as if it were real strength.

Either way, the veil came off, then the entire world saw how badly Putin had let decay and rot take over.