You misinterpreted that Titor post. He didn't say that the state were abolished he said, under the new constitution, the country was divided into five regions each with its own president. The states were inside the regions. Think of them as a Soviet oblasti. The Russians were Titor's friends so for Boomer to toss in a bit of Russian geopolitical theory is par.
And Lena, don't get too upset over this. It's fiction. None of it was true, none of his "predictions" have played out. It was intended as online entertainment. There was the possibility of a movie deal, graphical novels, The Book, a radio program, t-shirts, coffee mugs... The attorney, Larry Haber, is a movie deal maker. He is in private practice now but his two main corporate gigs were with Disney and Universal Studios where he was one of the top people in their legal departments. Got it?