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Russia’s war riddled with corruption and distrust

In explaining the reasons for Russia’s unexpected military weakness in Ukraine, few have expressed it better than The Economist. The magazine noted “the incurable inadequacy of despotic power” and “the cheating, bribery and peculation” that are “characteristic of the entire administration.” Peculation means embezzlement. It’s a word rarely used nowadays; these words were in fact […]