Vatnik ("cotton-padded jacket") a typical Putin´s lover/ MEMES, PICTURES, STATISTIC , VIDEOS Vatnik (Russian: ватник, "cotton-padded jacket") or vatnyk (Belarusian: ватнік, Ukrainian: ватник), both a derivative of and often shortened to vata (Russian: вата, Ukrainian: вата, "batting", usually used in plural) are derogatory social slang neologisms in Belarusian, Russian and Ukrainian languages, and an internet meme used in Russia and to Russians. Its meaning is to disparage someone as a blindly patriotic and not very smart Russian. "Put simply, the vatnik is representative of a certain archetypical Russian who slavishly supports the regime out of fear, hatred of others, or most often a combination of both." The mentality of a vatnik is called vatnost. In the original meaning, vatnik (also telogreika) is a cheap cotton-padded jacket.