Vladimir Putin’s Russia is on the verge of one of his greatest fears—civil war. The hardliners Russia’s autocrat has surrounded himself with have eaten each other alive for months, with his former personal chef and Wagner CEO, Yevgeny Prigozhin, making a play for the Kremlin himself.

Putin created Russia in a world where the Elite would have total control, and its citizens would forever be stomped by their boots. With complete control of media, shares in private entities, and a state security service (FSB) that could target dissidents on any given order, Putin and his inner circle created their version of George Orwell’s 1984.

Russian citizens have been made into ‘Proles’ and kept in a state of serfdom where Putin would never worry about them threatening his regime. Nevertheless, the faux Tsar had miscalculated where the biggest threat to his rule would come from his inner circle, also called Orwell’s 1984 Inner Party.