“Anna, I see things differently with you on one score. I don’t think Putin is the problem. He symbolizes the illness afflicting this beautiful land. As one human rights activist and friend of mine said back in 2000, ‘Putin is inside all of us. He is our mirror image’,” writes Raffi Aftandelian of maaskva: nashimi glazami in a farewell letter to Anna Politkovskaya, the slain Russian journalist who didn't seem to have a bit of Putin inside.