As the Chekist state collapses, Putin continues to promote and raise up court jesters like Polonsky to Boyar status, from a regime of noble chekists to a regime of noble clowns. Watch for Putin to expand and promote Putinism abroad while the regime rots out from under him.
Polonsky at Skolkovo , “Knowledge Limits You”
How Polonsky emerged from bankruptcy and where his backing is coming from provides a good lesson for understanding where Putinism is heading. One of Polonsky’s advisor is Felix Sater, a man with a somwhat checkered past, now living in Switzerland but still with some influential American contacts.