Looks like Trevor has been moonlighting again, this time in Russia not Invercargill:
Vladimir Putin’s regime has run out of ideas, but not of nasty tactics.
As a result, Russia is heading fast in the wrong direction: one that takes it closer to the Soviet past, and away from the European mainstream where it belongs. This is unlikely to work for very long. Harsh measures, such as jailing opposition leaders, risk sparking more protests.