Sometimes the news is so embarrassing that you hardly want to acknowledge it.
Although this should be acknowledged, because it’s a nice example of how totalitarianism works in Russia. With standards of life low, it’s easy to convince people to turn into a herd of bloodthirsty baboons. The baboons have to take their anger out on someone, right? And as long as its not on the government or the church (or, rather, that indistinguishable mess of government/church), things should be peachy. Standards of life need not go up, corruption need not diminish, and those Swiss bank accounts can keep getting more and more bloated.