There is the state and the peasants. Putin and friends are all thugs. He stole $ billions (estimated worth of $200 billion) and magically his son-in-law who moved up in the business world to also be a billionaire. Basically if you're in Putin (the states) favor you will be rewarded and if you are an enemy/bring shame to the state you will be punished or eliminated. Look at what is going on in Ukraine and Syria! Dirty politics, murder, and corruption. Politics crosses over into sport and this is what you get.