In this scandal, SerpomPo says, there is clear evidence of the rise of “a new type of Putin official, bold and aggressive” and confident that he or she can do anything he wants against those below them because they are “the powers” and the people are nothing, a glaring violation of the sense of justice for which Russians are known.
Because of such actions, it continues, “the vertical is rotting, from the top to the bottom and back again.
This case has become a media sensation – see, among others, the commentaries at , and
But of course, there is a third possibility, one that is tragically more likely. Neither the powers that be nor the population will take action in this case, allowing the trend to fester and a course that means that when retribution comes, it will be far worse for both sides.