There is this anti-Putin shaman in Siberia who thinks he can rid the country of Putin with his magical incantations.
Putin sent 40 heavily armed special ops guys to arrest the unarmed middle-aged shaman. Why? Because he thinks that shaman’s magical incantations actually work.
Yes, he’s that stupid.
Now, in the best Soviet tradition, the poor shaman will be institutionalized and force-fed psychotropics until he goes completely mad.
The shaman had a lot of popular support, by the way. People in his region still live in medieval times.