On the off chance that any readers are naive enough to believe that Russia is a normal, peaceful democratic country - just read the following Twitter comments from the Deputy Chair of the Russian Parliament, Igor Lebedev.
Now the man's an idiot, of course, but he's a senior and influential political figure who graduated from the Moscow Academy of Law in 1996, would you believe.
If people at the top of Russian society can behave in this way, is it any wonder that violent, anti-social football hooligans follow their lead.
Igor Lebedev, Deputy Chair of Russian Parliament, praises the hooligans
https://twitter.com/russian1972 (ht @JoshFeldberg)