Russia Civil Disorder
This is a general Thread to Discuss civil strife in Russia where protests are causing clashes with authorities.
When riots happen in Russia how are they normally quelled?
Note: There are more specific Threads that detail crime, politics and terrorism for Russia - do search.
Russian police detain protesters
Seven opponents of President Vladimir Putin were sentenced to prison terms ranging from two and a half to four years on Monday over a demonstration that turned violent, and riot police detained over 100 people protesting outside the court. Ref. Source 5
The Russians have a completely different set of laws and standards than we do IRT handling these situations. The Russians take a much more authoritarian and violent approach when dealing with civil unrest. In truth, there are vast differences even among Western Democracies in how events like this are handled.
Yes, it could if nuts get their hands on nukes. That's always been the fear since reasonable people it's assumed wouldn't use nukes.