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СТОКГОЛЬМ – При президенте Владимире Путине коррупционный режим кронизма (от английского слова crony – «близкий друг») пришёл на смену когда-то процветавшему российскому капитализму. Если у Путина есть девиз, то он такой: «Друзьям – всё, врагам – закон».

В опубликованной в 2000 году «автобиографической» книге «От первого лица» Путин объяснял, чем он действительно «дорожит»: «У меня много знакомых, а близких людей наперечет. Они никуда не делись. Они меня никогда не предавали. И я их тоже».

Действительно, Путин немало помог своим друзьям. По данным журнала Forbes, многие из них стали миллиардерами, и это даже без учёта того имущества, которое они, по всей видимости, спрятали в офшорах. Как следует из опубликованных в прошлом году «Панамских документов», путинский друг детства Сергей Ролдугин, виолончелист, который даже не пытается изображать из себя бизнесмена, получил около $2 млрд государственных средств.

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