From Russian independent journalist Arkady Babchenko:
If you asked me to characterise the “Russian World” (Russky mir) in one word, I would not hesitate to call it infantilism. This term best describes the current state of Russian society.
Infantilism is, first and foremost, the inability to take responsibility for one’s own actions; the inability to draw causal links and to understand that such-and-such actions lead to such-and-such consequences.
……The absolute lack of understanding of the value of life is just as infantile.
It is not acceptable for adults to inflate a frog with a straw, to decapitate a puppy, to pound residential neighbourhoods with weapons of indiscriminate destruction, or to shoot down passenger jets with surface-to-air missiles…..
……All I can say is that we can confirm that the experiment of dumbing down a whole nation has been brought to a successful completion.